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agrégé

[ ah-gre-zhey; French a-grey-zhey ]
/ ˌɑ grɛˈʒeɪ; French a greɪˈʒeɪ /
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noun, plural a·gré·gés [ah-gre-zheyz; French a-grey-zhey]. /ˌɑ grɛˈʒeɪz; French a greɪˈʒeɪ/.

a degree awarded by a French university, based on a competitive examination given by the state and qualifying the recipient for the highest teaching positions in a lycée or for the rank of professor in a school of law or medicine.

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Origin of agrégé

<French: literally, aggregated, i.e., admitted to membership
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  • While there he obtained the degree of Licencie-es-Lettres, and this was followed by that of Agrege de philosophie in 1881.

    Bergson and His Philosophy|J. Alexander Gunn
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