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Definition of proxime accessit in English:
Used to name the person who comes second in an examination or is runner-up for an award: winner: J. W. Wright; proxime accessit: T. G. Broadbent
More example sentences
- I got 3 subject prizes (English, Gàidhlig, and Modern Studies) and the not-exactly-exalted position of Proxime Accessit, being the prize for getting the second highest results in the Highers the previous year.
- The Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology gives notice that the Junior Prize of £300 will be offered for competition in Michaelmas Term. At its discretion, the Committee may award a proxime accessit prize.
Latin, literally 'came very near'.
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