/ (ˌbækəˈlɔːrɪˌɑː) /


(esp in France) a school-leaving examination that qualifies the successful candidates for entrance to university

Word Origin for Baccalauréat

C20: from French, from Medieval Latin baccalaureus bachelor
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Examples from the Web for baccalauréat

  • Casimir became a baccalaureat of philosophy, Heinrich a doctor of medicine.

  • Gian Battista eventually gained the baccalaureat in his twenty-second year, and two years after became a member of the College.

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