Aegrotat ( _en. he is sick) cite book
last = Pearsall
first = Judy (ed.)
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title =The New Oxford Dictionary of English
publisher = Oxford University Press
date = 1998
location = Oxford, UK
isbn = 0-19-861262-X
] is a medical certificate of illness excusing student's sickness. The term is used primarily in the United Kingdom and 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=|title=English Translation: aegrotare|accessdate=2007-10-05] .


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* [ An example of a British university policy on awarding aegrotat degrees]
* [ A similar policy from New Zealand]

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  • AEgrotat — [AE]*gro tat, n. [L., he is sick.] (Camb. Univ.) A medical certificate that a student is ill. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aegrotat — (n.) certificate that a student is ill, Latin, lit. he is sick, third person singular of aegrotare to be sick, from aeger sick …   Etymology dictionary

  • aegrotat — n. Brit. 1 a certificate that a university student is too ill to attend an examination. 2 an examination pass awarded in such circumstances. Etymology: L, = is sick f. aeger sick * * * ēˈgrōˌtat, ˈēgrō noun ( s) Etymology: Latin, he is ill, 3d… …   Useful english dictionary

  • aegrotat — /ee groh tat , ee groh tat/, n. Brit. an unclassified degree granted a university student who has fulfilled all requirements for graduation but was prevented by illness from attending the final examinations. [1860 65; < L aegrotat lit., he is… …   Universalium

  • aegrotat —   n. he or she is ill ; certificate of student s illness for absence from university lectures or examination.    ♦ aegrotat degree, degree given to student absent from examination by reason of illness …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • aegrotat — noun a) A certificate indicating that a student is ill, excusing him or her from lectures and examinations and allowing him to pass courses for which he is too ill to finish the required materials. b) An unclassified degree awarded to such a… …   Wiktionary

  • aegrotat — n. medical certificate of a student s illness; degree given to a student who has been absent by reason of illness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • aegrotat — [ ʌɪgrə(ʊ)tat, i:grə(ʊ) ] noun Brit. a certificate stating that a student is too ill to take an exam. Origin C18: L., lit. he is sick …   English new terms dictionary

  • aegrotat — ae·gro·tat …   English syllables

  • aegrotat — /ˈaɪgrətæt/ (say uygruhtat), /ˈi / (say ee ) noun (in universities) 1. an official certificate of illness allowing a candidate to pass an examination even though he or she failed to attend part of it. 2. the degree thus taken. {Latin: he or she… …   Australian-English dictionary

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