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baccalaureate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baccalaureate  \Bac`ca*lau"re*ate\,  a. 
  Pertaining  to  a  bachelor  of  arts. 
 
  {Baccalaureate  sermon},  in  some  American  colleges,  a  sermon 
  delivered  as  a  farewell  discourse  to  a  graduating  class. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baccalaureate  \Bac"ca*lau"re*ate\,  n.  [NL.  baccalaureatus 
  fr.LL.  baccalaureus  a  bachelor  of  arts,  fr  baccalarius  but 
  as  if  fr  L.  bacca  lauri  bayberry,  from  the  practice  of  the 
  bachelor's  wearing  a  garland  of  bayberries.  See  {Bachelor}.] 
  1.  The  degree  of  bachelor  of  arts.  (B.A.  or  A.B.),  the  first 
  or  lowest  academical  degree  conferred  by  universities  and 
  colleges. 
 
  2.  A  baccalaureate  sermon.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  baccalaureate 
  n  1:  a  farewell  sermon  to  a  graduating  class  at  their 
  commencement  ceremonies 
  2:  an  academic  degree  conferred  on  someone  who  has  successfully 
  completed  undergraduate  studies  [syn:  {bachelor's  degree}] 




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