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- n. At certain universities, e.g. Cambridge and Dublin, a student who receives an allowance for his college expenses (study grant); originally in return for serving other (paying) students.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a body of students in the universities of Cambridge (Eng.) and Dublin, who, having passed a certain examination, are exempted from paying college fees and charges. A sizar corresponded to a servitor at Oxford.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. At the University of Cambridge, or at Trinity College, Dublin, an undergraduate student who, in consideration of his comparative poverty, usually receives free commons. Compare servitor .
alterating derivation of size 'fixed portion' + -er (Wiktionary)