Baccalaureate sermon
Baccalaureate Bac`ca*lau"re*ate, a. Pertaining to a bachelor of arts. [1913 Webster]

{Baccalaureate sermon}, in some American colleges, a sermon delivered as a farewell discourse to a graduating class. [1913 Webster] ||


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  • baccalaureate sermon — a farewell sermon addressed to a graduating class in some U.S. colleges and schools. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • baccalaureate sermon — a farewell sermon addressed to a graduating class in some U.S. colleges and schools. [1860 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • baccalaureate — or baccalaureate sermon or baccalaureate address [bak΄ə lôr′ē it] n. [ML baccalaureatus; as if < L bacca laureus, laurel berry, but actually < ML baccalaris, vassal farmer, young nobleman seeking to become a knight < ? Gaul * bakalākos,… …   English World dictionary

  • Baccalaureate — Bac ca*lau re*ate, a. Pertaining to a bachelor of arts. [1913 Webster] {Baccalaureate sermon}, in some American colleges, a sermon delivered as a farewell discourse to a graduating class. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Baccalaureate — Bac ca*lau re*ate, n. [NL. baccalaureatus, fr. LL. baccalaureus a bachelor of arts, fr. baccalarius, but as if fr. L. bacca lauri bayberry, from the practice of the bachelor s wearing a garland of bayberries. See {Bachelor}.] 1. The degree of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baccalaureate — (n.) 1620s, university degree of a bachelor, from M.L. baccalaureatus, from baccalaureus student with the first degree, altered by a play on words with bacca lauri laurel berry (laurels being awarded for academic success). The Medieval Latin word …   Etymology dictionary

  • baccalaureate — /bak euh lawr ee it, lor /, n. 1. See bachelor s degree. 2. a religious service held at an educational institution, usually on the Sunday before commencement day. 3. See baccalaureate sermon. [1615 25; < ML baccalaureatus, equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • Baccalaureate — A baccalaureate is an educational qualification. See Bachelor s degree for background on the term.Baccalaureate may also refer to:*International Baccalaureate, a group of three internationally recognised educational programmes for students aged 3 …   Wikipedia

  • Baccalaureate service — The Baccalaureate service derives from the medieval European custom of presenting the candidates for the degree of Bachelor (bacca) with laurels (lauri) of sermonic oration. The Baccalaureate ceremony is a service of worship in celebration of and …   Wikipedia

  • baccalaureate — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin baccalaureatus, from baccalaureus bachelor, alteration of baccalarius Date: circa 1649 1. the degree of bachelor conferred by universities and colleges 2. a. a sermon to a graduating class b. the service at which… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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