A person who is about to receive an academic degree: the ceremony starts with the presentation of one or more honorary graduands
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- Wednesday, 9: 45 a.m. Faculty of Arts graduands receive their degrees in a ceremony in the Convocation Mall.
- ‘I am delighted that we have such an impressive array of honorary graduands lined up for next year's degree ceremonies.’
- I was privileged yesterday to be the guest of honour at the Victoria University graduation ceremony for commerce graduands.
late 19th century: from medieval Latin graduandus, gerundive of graduare 'take a degree' (see graduate).