What does the word practitioner mean?

Usage examples for practitioner

  1. Even to an observation less skilled than that of the expert medical practitioner the signs of swift and speedy dissolution were written on the insignificant, once pretty, little face. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  2. Now that he had departed, it seemed obvious that she was destined to take his place as the village practitioner. – The Blue Envelope by Roy J. Snell