Definitions for preceptorprɪˈsɛp tər, ˈpri sɛp-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pre•cep•torprɪˈsɛp tər, ˈpri sɛp-(n.)

  1. an instructor; teacher; tutor.

  2. the head of a school.

  3. the head of a preceptory.

    Category: Western History

Origin of preceptor:

1400–50; late ME < L

pre`cep•to′ri•al-ˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. preceptor, don(noun)

    teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge or Oxford)


  1. preceptor(Noun)

    The headmaster or principal of a school, especially a private school.

  2. preceptor(Noun)

    A teacher or tutor.

  3. Origin: From praeceptor, from the verb praecipio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Preceptor(noun)

    one who gives commands, or makes rules; specifically, the master or principal of a school; a teacher; an instructor

  2. Preceptor(noun)

    the head of a preceptory among the Knights Templars


  1. Preceptor

    A preceptor is a teacher responsible to uphold a certain law or tradition, a precept.


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