responsions

plural noun
re·spon·sions | \ri-ˈspän(t)-shənz \

Definition of responsions 

: an examination formerly required for matriculation as an undergraduate at Oxford

First Known Use of responsions

1810, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for responsions

Middle English responcioun response, sum to be paid, from Anglo-French or Medieval Latin; Anglo-French responsion, from Medieval Latin responsion-, responsio, from Latin, answer, from respondēre

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