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baccalaureate

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noun bac·ca·lau·re·ate \ˌba-kə-ˈlȯr-ē-ət, -ˈlär-\

Definition of baccalaureate

  1. 1 :  the degree of bachelor conferred by universities and colleges

  2. 2 a :  a sermon to a graduating class b :  the service at which this sermon is delivered



Origin of baccalaureate

Medieval Latin baccalaureatus, from baccalaureus bachelor, alteration of baccalarius


First Known Use: circa 1649


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