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2. A farewell address in the form of a sermon delivered to a graduating class.

[Medieval Latin baccalaureātus, from baccalārius, bachelor (influenced by laureātus, crowned with laurel); see bachelor.]


1. (Education) the university degree of Bachelor or Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc
2. (Education) an internationally recognized programme of study, comprising different subjects, offered as an alternative to a course of A levels in Britain
3. (Education) US a farewell sermon delivered at the commencement ceremonies in many colleges and universities
[C17: from Medieval Latin baccalaureātus, from baccalaureus advanced student, alteration of baccalārius bachelor; influenced in folk etymology by Latin bāca berry + laureus laurel]


(ˌbæk əˈlɔr i ɪt, -ˈlɒr-)

2. a religious service held for a graduating class.
3. Also called baccalau′reate ser`mon. the sermon delivered at such a service.
[1615–25; < Medieval Latin baccalaureātus, derivative of baccalaure(us) advanced student, bachelor, variant of baccalārius bachelor]


A bachelor’s degree.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.baccalaureate - a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremoniesbaccalaureate - a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies
preaching, sermon, discourse - an address of a religious nature (usually delivered during a church service)
commencement ceremony, commencement exercise, graduation exercise, commencement, graduation - an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
2.baccalaureate - an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studiesbaccalaureate - an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
academic degree, degree - an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study; "he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude"
AB, Artium Baccalaurens, Bachelor of Arts, BA - a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
ABLS, Bachelor of Arts in Library Science - a bachelor's degree in library science
Bachelor of Arts in Nursing, BAN - a bachelor's degree in nursing
Bachelor of Divinity, BD - a bachelor's degree in religion
Bachelor of Literature, BLitt - a bachelor's degree in literature
Bachelor of Medicine, MB - (a British degree) a bachelor's degree in medicine
Bachelor of Music, BMus - a bachelor's degree in music
Bachelor of Naval Science, BNS - a bachelor's degree in naval science
Bachelor of Science, BS, SB - a bachelor's degree in science
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, BSArch - a bachelor's degree in architecture
Bachelor of Science in Engineering - a bachelor's degree in engineering
Bachelor of Theology, ThB - a bachelor's degree in theology


[ˌbækəˈlɔːrɪɪt] Nbachillerato m


nbaccalauréat m
international baccalaureate → baccalauréat international
modif (US) [service, address] → de remise de diplômes
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