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First published 2001 (DOST Vol. X).

Subdoctor, n. [Doctour n. 3 b, an assistant master in a school. Cf. 18th c. Sc. subdoctrix (1744) a junior assistant female teacher.] A (? junior) assistant schoolmaster. — 1654 Cramond Kirk S. I 8 Oct.
The elderis and deacones who were appointit to visite the schuill report that they found no thing in the schuilmaister or subdoctor to be reproued
1693 Kirkcudbr. Sheriff Ct. Deeds II 499.
[Witnesses Mr. Thomas Hay, schoolmaster at Dalry, and John Greirsone,] his sub doctor

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