Aegrotat ( _en. he is sick) cite book
last = Pearsall
first = Judy (ed.)
title =The New Oxford Dictionary of English
Oxford University Press
date = 1998
location = Oxford, UK
isbn = 0-19-861262-X ] is a
medical certificateof illnessexcusing student's sickness. The term is used primarily in the United Kingdomand Commonwealth, and then only in the context of degrees and courses considered as passed by a student too ill to finish the appropriate material. Aegrotat is the only surviving remnant in English of the Latin verb "aegrotare" ( _en. fall ill, make ill) Webster's Online Dictionary cite web|url=http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/translation/Latin/aegrotare|title=English Translation: aegrotare|accessdate=2007-10-05] .
* [http://www.campus.manchester.ac.uk/ssc/examinations/markingandresults/aegrotat/ An example of a British university policy on awarding aegrotat degrees]
* [http://www.vuw.ac.nz/st_services/counselling/appointments/aegrotat-info.aspx A similar policy from New Zealand]
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