aegrotat

n. Brit.
1 a certificate that a university student is too ill to attend an examination.
2 an examination pass awarded in such circumstances.
Etymology: L, = is sick f. aeger sick

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\\ēˈgrōˌtat, ˈēgrō-\ noun (-s)
Etymology: Latin, he is ill, 3d person singular present indicative active of aegrotare to be ill, from aegr-, aeger ill; akin to Tocharian A ekro ill, Tocharian B aikre, aikare, and perhaps to Old English ācol dismayed, Norwegian eikja, eikla to plague, pester, Albanian kë-ék evil, and perhaps to Old English inca suspicion, doubt, quarrel — more at inkling
1. Britain : a medical certificate testifying that a student is ill and unable to attend his lectures or examinations
2. Britain : the unclassified university degree granted to a candidate who is prevented by illness from attending examinations

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/ee"groh tat', ee groh"tat/, n. Brit.
an unclassified degree granted a university student who has fulfilled all requirements for graduation but was prevented by illness from attending the final examinations.
[1860-65; < L aegrotat lit., he is sick (pres. 3rd sing. of aegrotare), equiv. to aegrot(us) sick (aeg(e)r sick + -otus adj. suffix) + -at 3rd sing. ending]

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aegrotat /ē-grōˈtat or ēˈ/ (archaic)
noun
In universities, a medical certificate of illness, or a degree granted when illness has prevented the taking of examinations, etc
ORIGIN: L aegrōtat he or she is sick, 3rd pers sing present indicative of aegrōtāre, from aeger sick

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  • aegrotat — (n.) certificate that a student is ill, Latin, lit. he is sick, third person singular of aegrotare to be sick, from aeger sick …   Etymology dictionary

  • aegrotat — /ee groh tat , ee groh tat/, n. Brit. an unclassified degree granted a university student who has fulfilled all requirements for graduation but was prevented by illness from attending the final examinations. [1860 65; < L aegrotat lit., he is… …   Universalium

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  • aegrotat — noun a) A certificate indicating that a student is ill, excusing him or her from lectures and examinations and allowing him to pass courses for which he is too ill to finish the required materials. b) An unclassified degree awarded to such a… …   Wiktionary

  • aegrotat — n. medical certificate of a student s illness; degree given to a student who has been absent by reason of illness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aegrotat — [ ʌɪgrə(ʊ)tat, i:grə(ʊ) ] noun Brit. a certificate stating that a student is too ill to take an exam. Origin C18: L., lit. he is sick …   English new terms dictionary

  • aegrotat — ae·gro·tat …   English syllables

  • aegrotat — /ˈaɪgrətæt/ (say uygruhtat), /ˈi / (say ee ) noun (in universities) 1. an official certificate of illness allowing a candidate to pass an examination even though he or she failed to attend part of it. 2. the degree thus taken. {Latin: he or she… …   Australian English dictionary

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