pass degree

  1. (in English universities) an ordinary bachelor's degree conferred without honors.

Origin of pass degree

First recorded in 1910–15
  • Also called poll, poll degree .

Words Nearby pass degree Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use pass degree in a sentence

  • That is, it would seem, a pass degree tends to make a man a Tory.

  • But the mere pass degree is very far from implying literary eminence or intellectual power.

  • He was not an athlete; he worked just enough to secure a pass-degree, and spent his time at Cambridge in mild sociability.

    The Silent Isle | Arthur Christopher Benson
  • Ralph Percival was contentedly slacking it in preparation for a pass degree.

    A College Girl | Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
  • He had taken a pass degree, when he might have captured the highest honours.

    No Defense, Complete | Gilbert Parker