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laureate (ˈlɔːrɪɪt)
1.  literary crowned with laurel leaves as a sign of honour
2.  archaic made of laurel
3.  short for poet laureate
4.  a person honoured with an award for art or science: a Nobel laureate
5.  rare a person honoured with the laurel crown or wreath
[C14: from Latin laureātus, from laurealaurel]

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