noun ae·gro·tat \ē-ˈgrō-ˌtat, ˈē-grō-\

Definition of aegrotat



  1. 1 British :  a medical certificate testifying that a student is unable to attend lectures or examinations as a result of illness

  2. 2 British :  the unclassified university degree granted to a candidate who is prevented by illness from attending examinations

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Origin and Etymology of aegrotat

Latin, he is ill, third person singular present indicative active of aegrotare to be ill, from aegr-, aeger ill; akin to Tocharian A ekro ill, Tocharian B aikre, aikare, and perhaps to Old English ācol dismayed, Norwegian eikja, eikla to plague, pester, Albanian kë-ék evil, and perhaps to Old English inca suspicion, doubt, quarrel — more at inkling

First Known Use: 1794

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to cast off or become cast off

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