senior sophister
Senior Sen"ior, n. 1. A person who is older than another; one more advanced in life. [1913 Webster]

2. One older in office, or whose entrance upon office was anterior to that of another; one prior in grade. [1913 Webster]

3. An aged person; an older. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Each village senior paused to scan, And speak the lovely caravan. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

4. One in the fourth or final year of his collegiate course at an American college; -- originally called {senior sophister}; also, one in the last year of the course at a professional schools or at a seminary. [1913 Webster]


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