Definition of practitioner in English:



  • A person actively engaged in an art, discipline, or profession, especially medicine.

    ‘patients are treated by skilled practitioners’
    • ‘Clause 174 requires owners to notify licensed building practitioners who have worked on their homes.’
    • ‘He is a skilled practitioner of the art of eye contact.’
    • ‘As practitioners of the Dharma, we cannot ignore the state of confusion and bewilderment beings are going through.’
    • ‘Producers are advised to consult their private veterinary practitioner for further advice on prevention and treatment.’
    • ‘People with gallstones should consult a licensed health care practitioner trained in the use of botanical medicine before using ginger.’
    • ‘An administrator - a licensed insolvency practitioner - is appointed to run the club.’
    • ‘The probability of users visiting an alternative medicine practitioner increased from 36.3 percent to 46.3 percent.’
    • ‘In his publications and lectures, George showed that he was a skilled practitioner of the art of metaphorical economics.’
    • ‘it would be because students displayed the outcomes expected of a competent practitioner.’
    • ‘A major challenge for colleges of pharmacy is to produce competent pharmacy practitioners while minimizing student attrition.’
    • ‘The remaining members include a general medical practitioner, a BBC journalist, and a theologian.’
    • ‘Physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners may not dictate verbal orders for inpatient medication orders.’
    • ‘There is a dearth of specialist practitioners in the field of community care and health law.’
    • ‘Both the author and illustrator are prize-winning practitioners of their respective crafts.’
    • ‘The development of the theory by other practitioners in the field was, again, slow.’
    • ‘Today's practitioners and enthusiasts of the genre appear to be undeterred by these realities.’
    • ‘I highly recommend trying it if you can find a practitioner in your area.’
    • ‘Ideally, individualized formulae would be prescribed by fully trained practitioners.’
    • ‘But even the most diligent, conscientious, and competent practitioner will make mistakes.’
    • ‘Who trains the Reiki practitioner to diagnose clients' problems?’
    practitioner, performer, player
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Mid 16th century: extension of obsolete practitian, variant of practician.