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n.1.The act of crowning with laurel; the act of conferring an academic degree, or honorary title.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Laureation is, evidently, the visible key to this poem and its form of enlisting.
Awareness of Scotland's distinctive traits in relation to the church, education and the legal system (three aspects the specificity of which had been preserved after the 1707 Act of Union) also emerges in as many as 23 entries; in addition to kirk and laird we find humanist, humanity, laureation and lere, while in relation to the legal system we find deacon, holograph, incarcerate, and fabricate (quoted with a participial form in -ate, instead of -ated):
By pronouncing Chaucer to be the original "laureate" of English poetry, Caxton's praise exemplifies what Seth Lerer has called the turn toward "laureation" in the fifteenth-century reception of Chaucer.
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