aegrotat

aegrotat

[ee-groh-tat, ee-groh-tat]
noun British.
an unclassified degree granted a university student who has fulfilled all requirements for graduation but was prevented by illness from attending the final examinations.

Origin:
1860–65; < Latin aegrōtat literally, he is sick (present 3rd singular of aegrōtāre), equivalent to aegrōt(us) sick (aeg(e)r sick + -ōtus adj. suffix) + -at 3rd singular ending

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aegrotat (ˈaɪɡrəʊˌtæt, ˈiː-, iːˈɡrəʊtæt)
 
n
1.  (in British and certain other universities, and, sometimes, schools) a certificate allowing a candidate to pass an examination although he has missed all or part of it through illness
2.  a degree or other qualification obtained in such circumstances
 
[C19: Latin, literally: he is ill]

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