Definitions for salutatoriansəˌlu təˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-
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sa•lu•ta•to•ri•ansəˌlu təˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-(n.)
a student, usu. ranking second highest academically in a graduating class.
salutatorian, salutatory speaker(noun)
a graduating student with the second highest academic rank; may deliver the opening address at graduation exercises
The person who graduates high school with the second highest GPA and is thus gives a salutatorianu2019s address during the graduation ceremony.
the student who pronounces the salutatory oration at the annual Commencement or like exercises of a college, -- an honor commonly assigned to that member of the graduating class who ranks second in scholarship
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