In practice the office has become a stepping-stone to the priesthood, the deacon corresponding to the licentiate in the Presbyterian Church.
The faculties of letters and sciences, besides granting the Baccalaurat de lenseignement secondaire, confer the degrees of licentiate and doctor (la Licence, le Doctoral).
The courses are long, ranging from six to nine years; and the degrees are those of candidate, licentiate and doctor.
Entering the ministry in 1853, he was made vicar at Durlach soon afterwards, and became a licentiate in the theological faculty at Heidelberg.
Having removed to London, he was admitted (November 6, 1618) a licentiate of the college of physicians, and attracted notice by a publication concerning the comet of 1618.
Here he took the degree of licentiate (B.A.) of laws.
His successor, the licentiate Lope Garcia de Castro, who only had the title of governor, ruled from 1564 to 1569.
In 1834 he began to teach in Berlin as a licentiate of theology, and in 1839 was transferred to Bonn.
After taking his licentiate in theology in March 1778, he gave little more attention to theological studies.
He should be a doctor in theology or a licentiate in canon law (ib.