Origin of laureate
Examples from the Web for laureateship
Historical Examples of laureateship
To Shadwell was given the laureateship of which Dryden was deprived.
What a pity you could not uphold the dignity of the Laureateship in the eyes of Europe.The Life of Francis Thompson
The propriety of discontinuing the laureateship is forcibly urged.
I don't think somehow any one of us will ever win the Laureateship.Loyal to the School
Both Rogers and Wilson, it is said, have declined the laureateship.
adjective (usually immediately postpositive)
Word Origin for laureate
late 14c., from Latin laureatus "crowned with laurels," from laurea "laurel crown" (emblematic of victory or distinction in poetry), from fem. of laureus "of laurel," from laurus "laurel." Laureat poete first found in "Canterbury Tales" (form with the noun before the adjective, in imitation of Latin word order, is from c.1400 in English); the first official one was probably Ben Jonson (1638), though the first recorded one was Dryden (1668). Extended to Nobel prize winners, 1947. As a noun, 1520s, from the adjective. Related: Laureateship.