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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Physician  \Phy*si"cian\,  n.  [OE.  fisician  fisicien  OF 
  physucien  a  physician,  in  F.,  a  natural  philosopher,  an 
  experimentalist  in  physics.  See  {Physic}.] 
  1.  A  person  skilled  in  physic,  or  the  art  of  healing;  one 
  duty  authorized  to  prescribe  remedies  for  and  treat, 
  diseases;  a  doctor  of  medicine. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  licensed  medical  practitioner;  "I  felt  so  bad  I  went  to 
  see  my  doctor"  [syn:  {doctor},  {doc},  {MD},  {Dr.},  {medico}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Asa,  afflicted  with  some  bodily  malady,  "sought  not  to  the  Lord 
  but  to  the  physicians"  (2  Chr.  16:12).  The  physicians"  were 
  those  who  "practised  heathen  arts  of  magic,  disavowing 
  recognized  methods  of  cure,  and  dissociating  the  healing  art 
  from  dependence  on  the  God  of  Israel.  The  sin  of  Asa  was  not 
  therefore,  in  seeking  medical  advice,  as  we  understand  the 
  phrase,  but  in  forgetting  Jehovah." 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  PHYSICIAN,  n.  One  upon  whom  we  set  our  hopes  when  ill  and  our  dogs 
  when  well 

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