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First published 1976 (SND Vol. X).

DOCTRIX, n. An assistant school-mistress, the fem. of Doctor, n., 1. (Ayr. 1746 A. Edgar Ch. Life (1885) 270).Sc. 1751 Caled. Mercury (17 Oct.):
Mrs McKellar, who was for several Years Doctrix to the said Mrs Warder, proposes to entertain young Ladies in the same Way.
Abd. 1759 Aberdeen Jnl. (27 Feb.):
They can have Access to enter to the said Miss Eleonora Grant's School, in a Fortnight hence, where they will be educate as above, and genteelly used by her and her Doctrix.

[Lat. doctrix, a female teacher.]

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