Definition of proxime accessit in English:

proxime accessit

Line breaks: prox|ime ac¦ces|sit
Pronunciation: /ˌprɒksɪmeɪ akˈsɛsɪt, -mi/

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noun

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

Origin

Latin, literally 'came very near'.

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