The Alternative French Dictionary: baccalauréat

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Entry definition

baccalauréat etymology 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). pronunciation
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  • /bakalɔʁea/
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  1. baccalaureat (≈ A-level, high school diploma)
  2. (Canada) bachelor's degree
Synonyms: bac (colloquial), bachot (colloquial)

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