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Bachelor of Arts

noun
  1. a bachelor's degree in the liberal arts, usually awarded for studies in the social sciences or humanities.
  2. a person having this degree. Abbreviation: A.B., B.A.
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Origin of Bachelor of Arts

First recorded in 1570–80
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BABSbaccalaureate

British Dictionary definitions for bachelor of arts

Bachelor of Arts

noun
  1. a degree conferred on a person who has successfully completed his or her undergraduate studies, usually in a branch of the liberal arts or humanities
  2. a person who holds this degree
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