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EtymologyEdit

Mediaeval Latin baccalaureatus, from baccalaureus, an alteration of baccalarius (young man aspiring to knighthood) to resemble bacca lauri (laurel berry) (the ancient symbol of victory).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ba.ka.lo.ʁe.a/
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NounEdit

baccalauréat m (plural baccalauréats)

  1. baccalaureat (≈ A-level, high school diploma)
  2. (Canada) bachelor's degree

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