salutatorian


sa·lu·ta·to·ri·an

noun \sə-ˌlü-tə-ˈtr-ē-ən\

: the student who has the second best grades in a graduating class

Full Definition of SALUTATORIAN

:  the student usually having the second highest rank in a graduating class who delivers the salutatory address at the commencement exercises

First Known Use of SALUTATORIAN

circa 1847

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