baccalaureate


bac·ca·lau·re·ate

noun \ˌba-kə-ˈlr-ē-ət, -ˈlär-\

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 of BACCALAUREATE

Medieval Latin baccalaureatus, from baccalaureus bachelor, alteration of baccalarius
First Known Use: circa 1649

Other Education Terms

colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

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