agré·​gé | \ ä-grā-ˈzhā, -gre-ˈzhā \
plural agrégés\ ä-​grā-​ˈzhā , -​gre-​ˈzhā \

Definition of agrégé

: 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

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First Known Use of agrégé

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agrégé

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

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“Agrégé.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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