Meaning of repetitor in English:


Pronunciation /rɪˈpɛtɪtə/


  • A tutor or university official appointed to preside over recitations of lessons read by students (especially in continental Europe); specifically a tutor providing private tuition in law or medicine at a German university.


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Anthony Copley (b. 1567), writer and conspirator. From post-classical Latin repetitor tutor, earlier in sense ‘person who repeats or recapitulates (a discourse)’ (636 in Isidore), already in classical Latin in sense ‘person who claims back’ from repetit-, past participial stem of repetere + -or.