Licentiate Li*cen"ti*ate (l[-i]*s[e^]n"sh[i^]*[asl]t or -sh[asl]t; 106), n. [LL. licentiatus, fr. licentiare to allow to do anything, fr. L. licentia license. See {License}, n.] 1. One who has a license to exercise a profession; as, a licentiate in medicine or theology. [1913 Webster]

The college of physicians, in July, 1687, published an edict, requiring all the fellows, candidates, and licentiates, to give gratuitous advice to the neighboring poor. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

2. A friar authorized to receive confessions and grant absolution in all places, independently of the local clergy. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

3. One who acts without restraint, or takes a liberty, as if having a license therefor. [Obs.] --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

4. On the continent of Europe, a university degree intermediate between that of bachelor and that of doctor. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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