: an act, state, or process of being enrolled (as in an official register)
lands on which a native title can be shown are put through a process of immatriculation; a tax is then leviedF. M. Keesing

Word History


probably from German immatrikulation, from Medieval Latin immatriculatus + German -ion

First Known Use

1678, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of immatriculation was in 1678

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“Immatriculation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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