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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. formerly, one appointed to write a satirical Latin poem at the public acts in the University of Oxford; -- not unlike the prevaricator at Cambridge, England.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A person of obscure birth or of low origin.
  • n. A scholar at the University of Oxford appointed to make jesting satirical speeches. He often indulged in considerable license in his treatment of the authorities of the university.

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