baccalaureate

Definitions:

The degree of bachelor of arts. See Bachelor.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Relating to the degree of bachelor; baccalaureate sermon, a farewell sermon delivered to a graduating class.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
The degree or position of a Bachelor of Arts.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (noun) (n.) (noun)
The degree of bachelor, or first degree, given by universities and colleges.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)

Usage examples:

Nine years passed by, and young Ma had reached the age of twenty- one and become a baccalaureate
- The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
As baccalaureate arms himself, and speaks not Until the master doth propose the question, To argue it, and not to terminate it, So did I arm myself with every reason, While she was speaking, that I might be ready For such a questioner and such profession.
- Divine-Comedy-Longfellow-s-Translation-Complete by Dante Alighieri
At the age of eighteen, he left the St. Hilaire college in order to prepare his baccalaureate and his father, becoming alarmed at his increasing moodiness and mysticism, endeavored to infuse into him the tastes and habits of a man of the world by introducing him into the society of his equals in the town where he lived; but the twig was already bent, and the young man yielded with bad grace to the change of regime; the amusements they offered were either wearisome or repugnant to him.
- A Woodland Queen, Complete by Andre Theuriet Last Updated: March 3, 2009