Graduand meaning

​(UK, Canada) A student who has completed the requirements for, but has not yet been awarded, a particular degree.
  • 2005, Mike Amos, Proud Return of the Pigeon Boy, Northern Echo (Darlington, UK); Jul 14, 2005.
    In order to add jollity to the proceedings, said the dean, each graduand would find beneath his seat a little tub of bubbles, complete with mortar board cap.

Origin of graduand

  • 1882, from Medieval Latin graduandus, gerundive of graduare (“to graduate”).

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