Definitions for practicer
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
prac•tice*ˈpræk tɪs(n.; v.)-ticed, -tic•ing.
(n.)habitual or customary course of action or way of doing something:
a habit; custom:
to make a practice of borrowing money.
repeated performance or systematic exercise for the purpose of acquiring proficiency.
condition arrived at by experience or exercise:
out of practice.
the action or process of doing something or carrying something out:
to put a scheme into practice.
the exercise or pursuit of a profession, esp. law or medicine.
the business of a professional person.
the established method of conducting legal proceedings.
Archaic. plotting; intrigue; trickery. Usu. practices. intrigues; plots.
(v.t.)to perform or do habitually or usually:
to practice a strict regimen.
to follow or observe habitually or customarily:
to practice one's religion.
to exercise or pursue as a profession, art, or occupation.
to perform on or do repeatedly in order to acquire skill or proficiency:
to practice the violin.
to train or drill (a person, animal, etc.) in something in order to give proficiency.
(v.i.)to do something habitually or as a practice.
to pursue a profession, esp. law or medicine.
to do something repeatedly in order to acquire skill.
Archaic. to plot or conspire.
Ref: Also, Brit., practise (for defs. 11-19 ).
* Syn: See custom.
Origin of practice:
1375–1425; (v.) late ME practisen, practizen (< MF pra(c)tiser) < ML prāctizāre, alter. of prācticāre, der. of prāctica practical work < Gk prāktikḗ, n. use of fem. of prāktikóspractical ; (n.) late ME, der. of the v.
one who practices, or puts in practice; one who customarily performs certain acts
one who exercises a profession; a practitioner
one who uses art or stratagem