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  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: No

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

(Luke 2:46; 5:17; Acts 5:34), a teacher. The Jewish doctors taught and disputed in synagogues, or wherever they could find an audience. Their disciples were allowed to propose to them questions. They assumed the office without any appointment to it. The doctors of the law were principally of the sect of the Pharisees. Schools were established after the destruction of Jerusalem at Babylon and Tiberias, in which academical degrees were conferred on those who passed a certain examination. Those of the school of Tiberias were called by the title "rabbi," and those of Babylon by that of "master."

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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DOCTOR, noun [Latin , to teach.]

1. A teacher.

There stood up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law. Acts 5:34.

2. One who has passed all the degrees of a faculty, and is empowered to practice and teach it, as a doctor in divinity, in physic, in law; or according to modern usage, ad person who has received the highest degree in a faculty. The degree of doctor is conferred by universities and colleges, as an honorary mark of literary distinction. It is also conferred on physicians, as a professional degree.

3. A learned man; a man skilled in a profession; a man of erudition.

4. A physician; one whose occupation is to cure diseases.

5. The title, doctor is given to certain fathers of the church whose opinions are received as authorities, and in the Greek church, it is given to a particular officer who interprets the scriptures.

DOCTORs Commons, the college of civilians in London.

DOCTOR, verb transitive To apply medicines for the cure of diseases. [A popular use of this word, but not elegant.]

DOCTOR, verb intransitive To practice physic. [Not elegant.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DOCTORAL, adjective Relating to the degree of a doctor.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DOCTORALLY, adverb In the manner of a doctor.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DOCTORATE, noun The degree of a doctor.

DOCTORATE, verb transitive To make a doctor by conferring a degree.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DOCTRESS, DOCTORESS noun A females physician.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DOCTORLY, adjective Like a learned man.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DOCTORSHIP, noun The degree or rank of a doctor. [Doctorate is now generally used.]