[ ee-groh-tat, ee-groh-tat ]
/ ˈi groʊˌtæt, iˈgroʊ tæt /
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an unclassified degree granted a university student who has fulfilled all requirements for graduation but was prevented by illness from attending the final examinations.
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First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
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Origin of aegrotat
1860–65; <Latin aegrōtat literally, he is sick (present 3rd singular of aegrōtāre), equivalent to aegrōt(us) sick (aeg(e)r sick + -ōtus adj. suffix) + -at 3rd singular ending
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Example sentences from the Web for aegrotat
So home by water, and stepped into Michell's, and there did baiser my Betty, 'que aegrotat' a little.Diary of Samuel Pepys, Complete|Samuel Pepys
British Dictionary definitions for aegrotat
/ (ˈaɪɡrəʊˌtæt, ˈiː-, iːˈɡrəʊtæt) /
(in British and certain other universities, and, sometimes, schools) a certificate allowing a candidate to pass an examination although he has missed all or part of it through illness
a degree or other qualification obtained in such circumstances
Word Origin for aegrotat
C19: Latin, literally: he is ill
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