pass degree

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. pasquinian,
  2. pass,
  3. pass away,
  4. pass band,
  5. pass by,
  6. pass for,
  7. pass law,
  8. pass muster,
  9. pass off,
  10. pass on

Origin of pass degree

First recorded in 1910–15

Also called poll, poll degree.

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Examples from the Web for pass degree

  • 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