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preceptor

US a practising physician giving practical training to a medical student
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This establishment of the Templars was seated amidst fair meadows and pastures, which the devotion of the former Preceptor had bestowed upon their Order.
The Preceptor, for such he was in rank, walked not in a line with the Grand Master, but just so far behind that Beaumanoir could speak to him without turning round his head.
``Now may God avert such a calamity!'' said the Preceptor.
``Thou wert right to give me knowledge of it,'' said the Grand Master; ``in our presence a Preceptor is but as a common compeer of our Order, who may not walk according to his own will, but to that of his Master even according to the text,
Meanwhile, the Grand Master ordered to his presence the Preceptor of Templestowe.
"Yes; but you are alluding to a peril from which he freed himself, by causing the nurse and preceptor to disappear," answered Aramis, quietly.
"Well," resumed the young man, "this is why I suspected they had killed my nurse and my preceptor - "
My preceptor was in his room on the first floor, just over me.
"Very likely she was in the garden; for my preceptor came hastily downstairs.
For they are thy warmest friends and preceptors!"--
And because we have all to pass through a state of infancy to manhood, and have been of necessity, for a length of time, governed by our desires and preceptors (whose dictates were frequently conflicting, while neither perhaps always counseled us for the best), I farther concluded that it is almost impossible that our judgments can be so correct or solid as they would have been, had our reason been mature from the moment of our birth, and had we always been guided by it alone.
Under the guidance of my new preceptors I entered with the greatest diligence into the search of the philosopher's stone and the elixir of life; but the latter soon obtained my undivided attention.