Definition of agrégation
: a competitive examination given at French universities which must be passed for admission to the rank of agrégé
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Origin and Etymology of agrégation
French, literally, admittance, from Medieval Latin aggregation-, aggregatio act of collecting, from Latin aggregatus (past participle of aggregare) + -ion-, -io -ion
First Known Use: 1846
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