- 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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