Meaning of privatdocent

pri•vat•do•cent

Pronunciation: (prē-vät'dō-tsent'), [key]
— n.
  1. (in German and certain other universities) a private teacher or lecturer recognized by the university but receiving no compensation from it, being remunerated by fees.
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