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Etymology[]

From French baccalauréat, from Medieval Latin baccalaureatus, from baccalaureus, an alteration of baccalarius (young man aspiring to knighthood), to resemble bacca lauri (laurel berry) (the ancient symbol of victory). Compare Bachelor.

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /bækəˈlɔ:rɪət/

Noun[]

Singular
Baccalaureate

Plural
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  1. The first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges; a bachelor degree.
  2. A high school completion exam and qualification awarded in many countries (e.g. Finland, France, Moldova, Romania), designed to enable students to go on to higher education.
  3. (US) A farewell address in the form of a sermon delivered to a graduating class.

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Translations[]

et:baccalaureate io:baccalaureate vi:baccalaureate zh:baccalaureate

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