- a secondary school, especially in France, maintained by the government.
Origin of lycée
1860–65; < French < Latin lycēum lyceum
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Examples from the Web for lycee
At the Lycee--or great school--the boys are just coming out.The Young Franc Tireurs
G. A. Henty
Five first prizes carried off in the five classes of the lycee.
My father sent me to the lycee, but I could only arouse myself from my lethargy with the greatest of effort.The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard
Claretie was educated at the Lycee Bonaparte, and was destined for a commercial career.Prince Zilah, Complete
I was eighteen, and I had been for a long time looked upon at the lycee as a sly practical joker.
- a secondary school
C19: French, from Latin: Lyceum
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