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honours system

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Definition of honours system in English:

noun

1(Especially in the UK or other Commonwealth countries) a system of awards and titles conferred by a country or state in recognition of individual achievement or service: the British government is conducting a review of the honours system
2A system of university education in which undergraduates pursue a course of study that leads to an honours degree: the traditional honours system of firsts, upper and lower seconds, and thirds would be retained

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