learned profession

learned profession
index calling, profession (vocation)

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  • learned profession — noun one of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles • Hypernyms: ↑profession • Hyponyms: ↑law, ↑practice of law, ↑medicine, ↑practice of medicine, ↑theology * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • learned profession — any of the three vocations of theology, law, and medicine, commonly held to require highly advanced learning. Cf. profession (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

  • profession — I (declaration) noun affirmation, announcement, assertion, assurance, attestation, averment, avowal, claim, confession, declaration of faith, disclosure, enunciation, notification, oath, pledge, presentation, professio, pronouncement,… …   Law dictionary

  • profession — professionless, n. /preuh fesh euhn/, n. 1. a vocation requiring knowledge of some department of learning or science: the profession of teaching. Cf. learned profession. 2. any vocation or business. 3. the body of persons engaged in an occupation …   Universalium

  • learned — learned, scholarly, erudite are comparable when they mean possessing or manifesting unusually wide and deep knowledge. Learned implies the possession of knowledge gained by study and research; it usually implies wider and deeper knowledge than do …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Profession — Pro*fes sion, n. [F., fr. L. professio. See {Profess}, v.] 1. The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith. [1913 Webster] A solemn vow, promise, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • learned treatise — n. Book or treatise regarded as authoritative, generally of long accepted value within a profession or field of study. Webster s New World Law Dictionary. Susan Ellis Wild. 2000 …   Law dictionary

  • Learned Hand — Infobox Judge name = Learned Hand imagesize = caption = office = Judge of United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit termstart = 1924 termend = 1961 nominator = Calvin Coolidge appointer = predecessor = Julius Marshuetz Mayer birthdate …   Wikipedia

  • profession — /prəˈfɛʃən / (say pruh feshuhn) noun 1. a vocation requiring knowledge of some department of learning or science, especially one of the three vocations of theology, law, and medicine (formerly known specifically as the professions or the learned… …  

  • learned — /ˈlɜnəd / (say lernuhd) adjective 1. having much knowledge gained by study; scholarly: a group of learned scholars. 2. of or showing learning. 3. (applied as a term of courtesy to a member of the legal profession): my learned friend. –learnedly,… …  

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