noun agré·ga·tion \ä-grā-gä-ˈsyōⁿ\

Definition of agrégation



  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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