Variant of baccalaureate
- the degree of bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, etc.
- ☆ an address or sermon delivered to a graduating class at commencement
Origin: Midieval Latin baccalaureatus; as if ; from Classical Latin bacca laureus, laurel berry, but actually ; from Midieval Latin baccalaris, vassal farmer, young nobleman seeking to become a knight ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Gaulish an unverified form bakalākos, a staff-bearer, shepherd ; from Classical Latin baculum, staff
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