Bachelor of Arts

1
: the recipient of a bachelor's degree which usually signifies that the recipient has passed a certain number of courses in the humanities
abbreviation B.A., A.B.
became a Bachelor of Arts after only three years of university attendance
requires a year of Latin of the Bachelors of Arts
2
: the degree making one a Bachelor of Arts
abbreviation B.A., A.B.
require a Bachelor of Arts of all high-school teachers
get an A.B. in classics
get a B.A. in history

Word History

First Known Use

1630, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Bachelor of Arts was in 1630

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“Bachelor of Arts.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bachelor%20of%20Arts. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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