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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to a royal court.
  • [⟨ aula, 2.] In anatomy, of or pertaining to the aula. Wilder.
  • noun Formerly, in the University of Paris, the ceremony of conferring the degree of doctor in theology, including a harangue by the chancellor and a disputation upon a thesis written and defended by the candidate: so called because it was held in the great hall of the archbishopric.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to a royal court.
  • adjective (Hist.) a supreme court of the old German empire; properly the supreme court of the emperor. It ceased at the death of each emperor, and was renewed by his successor. It became extinct when the German empire was dissolved, in 1806. The term is now applied to a council of the war department of the Austrian empire, and the members of different provincial chanceries of that empire are called aulic councilors.
  • noun The ceremony observed in conferring the degree of doctor of divinity in some European universities. It begins by a harangue of the chancellor addressed to the young doctor, who then receives the cap, and presides at the disputation (also called the aulic).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to a royal court; courtly
  • noun A ceremony at some European universities to confer a doctor of divinity degree

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