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- n. A lecturer who may teach without supervision by a professor
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the universities of Germany and some other countries of Europe, a teacher of the third rank: unlike professors, he has no part in the government of the university, and receives no compensation from the university, but is remunerated by fees.
From German Privatdozent (Wiktionary)