plural agrégés
: an academic rank conferred by a French university on one who has passed a rigidly competitive examination and who is therefore entitled to appointment to the highest teaching post in a lycée or in one of the faculties of a university

Word History


French, from past participle of agréger to admit (influenced in meaning by agrégation), from Latin aggregare to add to

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agrégé was in 1823

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“Agrégé.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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