Definitions for baccalaureateˌbæk əˈlɔr i ɪt, -ˈlɒr-
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bac•ca•lau•re•ateˌbæk əˈlɔr i ɪt, -ˈlɒr-(n.)
Ref: bachelor's degree.
a religious service held for a graduating class.
Also called baccalau′reate ser`mon. the sermon delivered at such a service.
Origin of baccalaureate:
1615–25; < ML baccalaureātus, der. of baccalaure(us) advanced student, bachelor, var. of baccalāriusbachelor
a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies
bachelor's degree, baccalaureate(noun)
an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
The first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges; a bachelor degree.
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.
A farewell address in the form of a sermon delivered to a graduating class.
Origin: From baccalauréat, from baccalaureatus, from baccalaureus, an alteration of baccalarius, to resemble bacca lauri (the ancient symbol of victory). Compare Bachelor.
the degree of bachelor of arts. (B.A. or A.B.), the first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges
a baccalaureate sermon
pertaining to a bachelor of arts
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