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 for preceptor
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Preceptor \Pre*cep"tor\, n. [L. praeceptor, fr. praecipere to
     teach: cf. F. pr['e]cepteur. See Precept.]
     1. One who gives commands, or makes rules; specifically, the
        master or principal of a school; a teacher; an instructor.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. The head of a preceptory among the Knights Templars. --Sir
        W. Scott.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: teacher at a university or college (especially at Cambridge
           or Oxford) [syn: preceptor, don]

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