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The student with the second highest academic rank in a class who delivers the salutatory at graduation exercises.
(Education) US a person, usually the student with the second highest academic achievement, who delivers a speech of greeting at a graduation ceremony
sa•lu•ta•to•ri•an(səˌlu təˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr-)
a student, usu. ranking second highest academically in a graduating class.
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|Noun||1.||salutatorian - a graduating student with the second highest academic rank; may deliver the opening address at graduation exercises|