[suh-loo-tuh-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr-]
- (in some U.S. schools and colleges) the student ranking second highest in the graduating class, who delivers the salutatory at commencement.
Origin of salutatorian
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A scholar-athlete, he was salutatorian in his graduating class.Peyton Manning Vs. Richard Sherman
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May 29, 1884, he graduated from the Atlanta Baptist College as salutatorian.
All the salutatorian had to do was to sit still and hear what the other speakers had to say and feel good.Princeton Stories
Jesse Lynch Williams
Word Origin and History for salutatorian
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