[par-uh-pruh-fesh-uh-nl] /ˌpær ə prəˈfɛʃ ə nl/

a person trained to assist a doctor, lawyer, teacher, or other , but not licensed to practice in the profession.
of or relating to paraprofessionals.

1962, from para- (1) + professional (adj.). As a noun from 1968.


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