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Pro*fes"sion*al (?), a.


Of or pertaining to a profession, or calling; conforming to the rules or standards of a profession; following a profession; as, professional knowledge; professional conduct.

"Pride, not personal, but professional." Macaulay. "A professional sneerer." De Quincey.


Engaged in by professionals; as, a professional race; -- opposed to amateur.


© Webster 1913.

Pro*fes"sion*al, n.

A person who prosecutes anything professionally, or for a livelihood, and not in the character of an amateur; a professional worker.


© Webster 1913.