Definition of baccalaureate
1 : the degree of bachelor conferred by universities and colleges
2 a : a sermon to a graduating class b : the service at which this sermon is delivered
Origin and Etymology of baccalaureate
Medieval Latin baccalaureatus, from baccalaureus bachelor, alteration of baccalarius
First Known Use: circa 1649
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