salutatorian

[ suh-loo-tuh-tawr-ee-uh n, -tohr- ]
/ səˌlu təˈtɔr i ən, -ˈtoʊr- /

noun

(in some U.S. schools and colleges) the student ranking second highest in the graduating class, who delivers the salutatory at commencement.

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Origin of salutatorian

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; salutatory + -an
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