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practising

adjective
     
prac‧tis‧ing British English ; practicing American English
1

a practising Catholic/Muslim/Jew etc

RR someone who follows the rules and customs of a particular religion [≠ lapsed]
2

a practising doctor/lawyer/teacher etc

someone who is working as a doctor, lawyer etc:
Few practicing teachers have time for such research.

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