grammar school

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From Middle English gramer scole.


grammar school (plural grammar schools)

  1. (archaic) A school that teaches its pupils the grammar system of a European language, especially Latin and Greek.
  2. (chiefly Britain) A secondary school that stresses academic over practical or vocational education, until recent times open to those pupils who had passed the 11-plus examination.
  3. (US, rare, regional) Elementary school.

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