Definitions for Baccalaureateˌbæk əˈlɔr i ɪt, -ˈlɒr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bac•ca•lau•re•ateˌbæk əˈlɔr i ɪt, -ˈlɒr-(n.)

  1. Category: Education

    Ref: bachelor's degree.

  2. a religious service held for a graduating class.

    Category: Religion

  3. Also called baccalau′reate ser`mon. the sermon delivered at such a service.

    Category: Religion

Origin of baccalaureate:

1615–25; < ML baccalaureātus, der. of baccalaure(us) advanced student, bachelor, var. of baccalāriusbachelor

Princeton's WordNet

  1. baccalaureate(noun)

    a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies

  2. bachelor's degree, baccalaureate(noun)

    an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies


  1. baccalaureate(Noun)

    The first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges; a bachelor degree.

  2. baccalaureate(Noun)

    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. baccalaureate(Noun)

    A farewell address in the form of a sermon delivered to a graduating class.

  4. Origin: From baccalauréat, from baccalaureatus, from baccalaureus, an alteration of baccalarius, to resemble bacca lauri (the ancient symbol of victory). Compare Bachelor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baccalaureate(noun)

    the degree of bachelor of arts. (B.A. or A.B.), the first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges

  2. Baccalaureate(noun)

    a baccalaureate sermon

  3. Baccalaureate(adj)

    pertaining to a bachelor of arts


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