Fellow-commoner


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Fel´low-com´mon`er


n.1.A student at Cambridge University, England, who commons, or dines, at the Fellow's table.
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He matriculated at Trinity College, Oxford, in 1777, became a fellow-commoner, and graduated as Doctor of Civil Law in 1788.
Firstly, fellow-commoners (or gentleman-commoners) were students of aristocratic origin who paid for their education but were set above the majority of the undergraduate body because of their social rank.
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