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Aegrotat (Student Illness Medical Certificate)

Aegrostat Key Facts:
  • Aegrotat - pronounced ee'gro-tat, n.
  • From the Latin aegrotat, he or she is sick, 3rd person singular of aegrotare, from aeger, sick
  • This word is the only surviving leftover from the Latin verb aegrotare.
  • The term refers to a medical certificate excusing illness in a student.
  • Mostly used in the context of higher education - ie University Degrees and courses.
  • Aegrotat use is now mostly only seen in Britain and New Zealand.
  • An aegrotat degree is one awarded when a sub-standard performance, or failure to complete all relevant papers, is officially sanctioned on the grounds of student ill-health.

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