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1. an avowed, public declaration or statement of intention or purpose.
2. a calling or vocation requiring specialized knowledge, methods, and skills, as well as preparation, in an institution of higher learning, in the scholarly, scientific, and historical principles underlying such methods and skills. A profession continously enlarges its body of knowledge, functions autonomously in formulation of policy, and maintains by force of organization or concerted opinion high standards of achievement and conduct. Members of a profession are committed to continuing study, place service above personal gain, and are committed to providing practical services vital to human and social welfare.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Learned profession, pronounced Lern-ed, as in burn-bed Biomedical ethics An occupation requiring intense preparation in a body of erudite knowledge–eg, law, medicine, which is applied in service to society, has a system of self-governance and in which success is measured by accomplishments in serving man and society and/or furtherance of knowledge in the field, rather than in personal gain. See Pro bono, Learned profession, Remedial profession, 'Yellow professionalism. '.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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'We must have to launch a movement for the restoration of the dignity of legal profession,' the CJP said while addressing a certificate awarding ceremony under a one-week course 'Continuing Legal Education: Professional Development Package for Members of the Bar' at the Federal Judicial Academy on Monday.
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In the consultation officesEoe1/4ao sector the Omanisation percentage to be 30% in the profession of engineers, 50% in the AutoCAD profession, 50% in the material supervision and control professions, 85% in land survey profession and 90% in administrative positions.
One of the IABC executive board's initiatives for 2007 is to explore the role of advocacy in the profession and in the association.
In fact, I belong to our great profession largely because of the help I received from others.
In a well-written and meticulously researched account of how the occupation of selling homes became realtors[R], Hornstein connects the study of a profession to the rise of the American ideology of home-ownership as a marker of social well-being and success in the first half of the twentieth century.
This initiative was spearheaded by AICPA Chair Leslie Murphy to connect to and inspire the profession's future leaders.
"The more members we have, the more we can effectively advocate on behalf of the profession in Sacramento, and the more resources and benefits we can provide our members."
We need to tell them that despite all that has changed and is changing in the insurance and risk management profession, they are about to join what remains as one of the most honorable professions ever invented.
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Lena Dominelli, Social Work: Theory and Practice for a Changing Profession. Malden, MA: Polity Press, 2004.
I am somewhat unusual in many ways in our career development profession and bring a variety of experiences to the editorship of CDQ that I hope will be useful.

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