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Definition of "preceptor" [pre•cep•tor]

  • A teacher; an instructor. (noun)
  • An expert or specialist, such as a physician, who gives practical experience and training to a student, especially of medicine or nursing. (noun)
  • The head of a preceptory. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "preceptor" in a sentence
  • "Now it is not probable that a man chosen for a preceptor was a Frank."
  • "My preceptor is a MD, JD and chief of critical care department and does consulting work with insurance companies."
  • "Granted, the project does not hold my interest in the least, but my preceptor is a jovial fellow."