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Other Baccalaureate Definition

[n] an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
[n] a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies

Misc. Definitions

\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 bachelor of arts. (B.A. or A.B.), the first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges.
2. A baccalaureate sermon. [U.S.]
\Bac`ca*lau"re*ate\, a. Pertaining to a bachelor of arts. {Baccalaureate sermon}, in some American colleges, a sermon delivered as a farewell discourse to a graduating class.

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