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sizar

[sahy-zer] /ˈsaɪ zər/
noun
1.
(at Cambridge University and at Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate who receives maintenance aid from the college.
Also, sizer.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; size1 + -ar3
Related forms
sizarship, noun
subsizar, noun
subsizarship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for subsizarship

sizar

/ˈsaɪzə/
noun
1.
(Brit) (at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Trinity College, Dublin) an undergraduate receiving a maintenance grant from the college
Derived Forms
sizarship, noun
Word Origin
C16: from earlier sizer, from size1 (meaning ``an allowance of food, etc'')
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