Definition of aegrotat in English:

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aegrotat

Pronunciation: /ˈʌɪɡrə(ʊ)tat/
/ˈiːɡrə(ʊ)tat/

noun

British
1A certificate stating that a university student is too ill to attend an examination.
Example sentences
  • He didn't look at all unwell, so if we get an aegrotat request I will be skeptical.
1.1An examination pass awarded to a student having an aegrotat.
Example sentences
  • It includes such questions as what mark or class a student ought to be awarded or whether an aegrotat is justified.
  • I was awarded aegrotats for the work I had done.
  • An aegrotat pass is considered if a student fails an examination through serious circumstances beyond their control.

Origin

Late 18th century: Latin, literally 'he is sick'.

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