Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

Latin for “he is ill”, 3rd person singular form of the verb aegrotare. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • And although the neglect of our times, wherein few men do hold any consultations touching the reformation of their life (as Seneca excellently saith, De partibus vitae quisque deliberat, de summa nemo), may make this part seem superfluous; yet I must conclude with that aphorism of Hippocrates, Qui gravi morbo correpti dolores non sentiunt, iis mens aegrotat.

    The Advancement of Learning

  • Et fuit post haec dictum fuit ipsi Joseph, Ecce, pater tuus aegrotat: tunc accepit duos filios suos secum, Menasseh et Ephriam.

    Commentary on Genesis - Volume 2

  • Around 5000 students at the University of Zululand who boycotted their mid-year examinations will be able to write aegrotat exams in July and August, the university announced on Monday.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • On Monday, university spokesman Carl de Villiers said although students were normally required to pay R195 per subject re-written during aegrotat exams, this would not be the case in the present circumstances.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Students would, however, still have to apply to sit for the aegrotat exams by writing to the university by July 20.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Student spokesperson Ruth Mathebe said the SRC wanted the original exams re-scheduled and did not want to write aegrotat exams for which they would have to pay a fee of R195 per subject.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • The Regent was now very ill; graviter aegrotat, say Francis and Mary (Dec. 4, 1559).

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • The Regent was now very ill; graviter aegrotat, say Francis and Mary (Dec. 4, 1559). {161b}

    John Knox and the Reformation

  • _Seneca_ excellently saith, "De partibus vitae, quisque deliberat, de summa nemo," may make this part seem superfluous, yet I must conclude with that aphorism of _Hippocrates_, "Qui gravi morbo correpti dolores non sentiunt, iis mens aegrotat"; they need medicines not only to assuage the disease, but _to awake the sense_.

    The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakspere Unfolded

  • May I never translate a classic, but I fear I shall soon wax aegrotat -- I feel something like a telegraphic despatch commencing between my head and my stomach; and how the communication may terminate, whether peaceably or otherwise, would require, O divine

    The Black Baronet; or, The Chronicles Of Ballytrain The Works of William Carleton, Volume One

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  • A student's written medical excuse.

    May 11, 2008