matriculator

matriculate

[v. muh-trik-yuh-leyt; n. muh-trik-yuh-lit]
verb (used with object), matriculated, matriculating.
1.
to enroll in a college or university as a candidate for a degree.
2.
to register (a coat of arms), used especially in Scottish heraldry.
verb (used without object), matriculated, matriculating.
3.
to be matriculated.
noun
4.
a person who has been matriculated.

Origin:
1480–90 for earlier sense; < Medieval Latin mātrīculātus (person) listed (for some specific duty), equivalent to mātrīcul(a) list (see matriculant) + -ātus -ate1

matriculation, noun
matriculator, noun
rematriculate, verb, rematriculated, rematriculating.
unmatriculated, adjective
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matriculate
 
vb
1.  to enrol or be enrolled in an institution, esp a college or university
2.  (intr) to attain the academic standard required for a course at such an institution
 
n
3.  Also called: matriculant a person who has matriculated
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin mātrīculāre to register, from mātrīcula, diminutive of matrix list, matrix]
 
ma'triculator
 
n

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matriculate
1570s, "to admit a student to a college by enrolling his name on the register," from M.L. *matriculare "to register," from L.L. matricula "public register," dim. of L. matrix (gen. matricis) "list, roll," also "sources, womb" (see matrix). The connection of senses in the
Latin word seems to be via confusion of Gk. metra "womb" (from meter "mother") and an identical Gk. word meaning "register, lot." Evidently Latin matrix was used to translate both, though it originally shared meaning with only one. Related: Matriculated; matriculating; matriculation.
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