baccalauréat

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Etymology[edit]

Mediaeval Latin baccalaureatus, from baccalaureus, an alteration of baccalarius ‘young man aspiring to knighthood’ to resemble bacca lauri ‘laurel berry’ (the ancient symbol of victory).

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baccalauréat m (plural baccalauréats)

  1. baccalaureat (≈ A-level, high school diploma)
  2. (Canada) bachelor's degree

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