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- n. A certificate indicating that a student is ill, excusing him or her from lectures and examinations and allowing him to pass courses for which he is too ill to finish the required materials.
- n. An unclassified degree awarded to such a student.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A medical certificate that a student is ill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In English universities, a medical certificate given to a student showing that he has been prevented by sickness from attending to his duties. Also called æger.
Latin for “he is ill”, 3rd person singular form of the verb aegrotare. (Wiktionary)