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Diploma definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DIPLOMA, n. [Gr., to double or fold. Anciently, a letter or other composition written on paper or parchment and folded; afterwards, an y letter, literary monument, or public document.] A letter or writing conferring some power, authority, privilege or honor. Diplomas are given to graduates of colleges on their receiving the usual degrees; to clergymen who are licensed to exercise the ministerial functions; to physicians who are licensed to practice their profession; and to agents who are authorized to transact business fro their principals. A diploma then is a writing or instrument, usually under seal and signed by the proper person or officer, conferring merely honor, as int he case of graduates, or authority, as int he case of physicians, agents, etc.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study [syn: diploma, sheepskin]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural diplomas) Etymology: Latin, passport, diploma, from Greek dipl?ma folded paper, passport, from diploun to double, from diploos Date: 1622 1. plural also diplomata an official or state document ; charter 2. a writing usually under seal conferring some honor or privilege 3. a document bearing record of graduation from or of a degree conferred by an educational institution

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a certificate of qualification awarded by a college etc. 2 a document conferring an honour or privilege. 3 a State paper; an official document; a charter. Derivatives: diplomaed adj. (also diploma'd). Etymology: L f. Gk diploma -atos folded paper f. diploo to fold f. diplous double

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Diploma Di*plo"ma, n.; pl. Diplomas. [L., fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to double, fr. ? twofold. See Double.] A letter or writing, usually under seal, conferring some privilege, honor, or power; a document bearing record of a degree conferred by a literary society or educational institution.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(diplomas) A diploma is a qualification which may be awarded to a student by a university or college, or by a high school in the United States. ...a new two-year course leading to a diploma in social work. N-COUNT

Moby Thesaurus

affidavit, attestation, authority, authorization, bill of health, brevet, certificate, certificate of proficiency, certification, charter, concession, credential, deposition, franchise, grant, letters patent, liberty, navicert, notarized statement, note, patent, royal grant, sheepskin, sworn statement, testamur, testimonial, ticket, visa, vise, voucher, warrant, warranty, witness


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