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[ah-gre-zhey; French a-grey-zhey] /ˌɑ grɛˈʒeɪ; French a greɪˈʒeɪ/
noun, plural agrégés
[ah-gre-zheyz; French a-grey-zhey] /ˌɑ grɛˈʒeɪz; French a greɪˈʒeɪ/ (Show IPA)
a degree awarded by a French university, based on a competitive examination given by the state and qualifying the recipient for the highest teaching positions in a lycée or for the rank of professor in a school of law or medicine.
Origin of agrégé
< French: literally, aggregated, i.e., admitted to membership Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • While there he obtained the degree of Licencie-es-Lettres, and this was followed by that of agrege de philosophie in 1881.

    Bergson and His Philosophy J. Alexander Gunn

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