aegrotat (plural aegrotats)
- (Britain, dated) A certificate indicating that a student is ill, excusing attendance at lectures and examinations and allowing courses to be passed without finishing the work.
1864, Babbage, Charles, “Cambridge”, in Passages from the Life of a Philosopher, page 37:
- I sent my servant to the apothecary for a thing called an ægrotat, which I understood, for I never saw one, meant a certificate that I was indisposed, and that it would be injurious to my health to attend chapel, or hall, or lectures. This was forwarded to the college authorities.
- (Britain) An unclassified degree awarded to such a student.
2018, “Aegrotat and Posthumous Awards”, in Academic Quality Handbook, Aberystwyth University, retrieved 2018-04-19:
- Aegrotat and posthumous awards will normally be considered only when no interim award is available, no degree award may be made within the regulations, and the student is/was close to completion of the award.