- a document given by an educational institution conferring a degree on a person or certifying that the person has satisfactorily completed a course of study.
- a document conferring some honor, privilege, or power.
- a public or official document, especially one of historical interest: a diploma from Carolingian times.
- to grant or award a diploma to.
Origin of diploma
1635–45; < Latin diplōma a letter of recommendation, an official document < Greek díplōma a letter folded double, equivalent to diplō-, variant stem of diploûn to double (derivative of diplóos; see diplo-) + -ma suffix of result
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They have their eyes open, and they know political economy better than our diplomaed professors.Sophisms of the Protectionists
- a document conferring a qualification, recording success in examinations or successful completion of a course of study
- an official document that confers an honour or privilege
Word Origin for diploma
C17: from Latin: official letter or document, literally: letter folded double, from Greek; see diplo-
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