What does the word preceptor mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Preceptress.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • A teacher.

Usage examples for preceptor

  1. The Prior or Preceptor of the kingdom of Jerusalem, also styled " Grand Preceptor of the Temple," had the immediate superintendence over the chief house of the order in the holy city. – The History of the Knights Templars, the Temple Church, and the Temple by Charles G. Addison
  2. Is Sir John your preceptor? – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  3. As they drove over, about a month later, to Boscawen, where Dr. Wood, the future preceptor, lived, Ebenezer Webster imparted to his son the full extent of his plan, which was to end in a college education. – Daniel Webster by Henry Cabot Lodge