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  • n. The state, or office, of a laureate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. State, or office, of a laureate.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The dignity or office of a laureate; the post of poet laureate.
  • n. In the English universities, formerly, a degree in grammar, including poetry and rhetoric: so called because the person who graduated was presented with a wreath of laurel.


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From laureate +‎ -ship.


  • It remains to be seen what Ms. Duffy will make of the laureateship, which is something of a work in progress, despite being so ancient.

    carol ann duffy | mrs. rip van winkle & valentine « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • ADVERTISEMENT bination of scathing wit, cheeky rhyme and revenge poems might be the perfect tonic for the failing institution (the laureateship, that is, not royalty per se).


  • Duffy later claimed that she would not have accepted the laureateship anyway, saying in an interview with the Guardian newspaper that I will not write a poem for Edward and Sophie.

    carol ann duffy | mrs. rip van winkle & valentine « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground

  • Or David Solway: "… now that we have elected a laureate, we can proceed to forget about poetry even more thoroughly than we already have since perhaps the most important function of the laureateship, at any rate from the perspective of its secular lobbyists, is to appease the national conscience as well as their own for the apathy and neglect with which they receive the art."


  • Today on 25 January--though not because of a formal holiday or an official laureateship--Scots and friends of Scotland meet to celebrate the life and works of our bard, Robert Burns, at Burns Suppers at home and in far-flung locations across the globe.

    Archive 2010-01-01

  • Since taking on the laureateship last year, Duffy has penned two occasional poems: one to commemorate the death of the last two surviving British veterans of World War I, and another to commemorate an injury to David Beckham.

    John Lundberg: A Poem for the Royal Wedding?

  • Considering what Kay Ryan wrote in this hilarious piece for Poetry Magazine back in 2005, I'm curious to see what such a committed loner (and a great poet, natch) will bring to the socially intense laureateship.

    Paid Poet

  • Patricia Gray, the head of the Library's Poetry and Literature Center, describes the laureateship as an "iconic" position.

    Paid Poet

  • The prize was set up two years ago by the author Michael Rosen as part of his children's laureateship, and seeks to celebrate the books that make children laugh.

    Louise Rennison has last laugh by winning Roald Dahl funny prize

  • This, we will recall, is the same canard that cost Amiri Baraka the poet laureateship of the US (and which he, like Fetzer, refuses to retract).

    OpEdNews - Diary: The "4,000 Jews Forewarned" Nonsense Again


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