Definition of baccalaureate
1 : the degree of bachelor conferred by universities and colleges
2a : a sermon to a graduating classb : the service at which this sermon is delivered
Recent Examples of baccalaureate from the Web
Taylor also is a top student who was a member of Salem's international baccalaureate program.
This is the third survey of Florida baccalaureate graduates, following a pilot report and an assessment of 2014 graduates.
According to a program from Opp High School, the baccalaureate service was held on a Saturday at 6 p.m. in the school's auditorium.
The goal of the Mentorship for Student Excellence program is to determine whether peer mentorship can play a role in improving academic achievement, economic efficiency, and baccalaureate degree completion for community college students.
The ceremony, held May 28 at the Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace, included a baccalaureate address by Father Johnpaul Cafiero.
Silvestri has a baccalaureate hotel and culinary art degree and a BTS: hotel management and culinary art degree from ESITEL School in Montpellier, France.
Life before med school: The 2007 IUPUI graduate attended a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Harvard University and applied to medical school but did not get in.
Membership in AAUW is open to anyone holding an associate or equivalent degree, or a baccalaureate or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
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Origin and Etymology of baccalaureate
borrowed from Medieval Latin baccalaureātus, respelling (perhaps influenced by bacca laurī “laurel berry”) of bacheleriātus, from bachelarius “knight lacking retainers, young clerk, person with an initial university degree” + Latin -ātus 2-ate — more at 1bachelor
First Known Use: circa 1649See Words from the same year
BACCALAUREATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of baccalaureate for English Language Learners
: a test taken by students in France and some other countries in order to qualify for attending a university
: a sermon given to a class of graduating students at a school
: the service at which this sermon is given
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