from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. By word of mouth: a report submitted viva voce; a viva voce examination.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. By word of mouth.
- adv. By word of mouth.
- n. An oral examination.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- By word of mouth; orally.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. By word of mouth; orally. It is sometimes used attributively: as, a viva voce vote.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. orally
- n. an examination conducted by spoken communication
- adj. expressed orally
The practice of the Church in the earliest ages, as shown by the ancient custom, going back to Apostolic times, of giving the catechumens (katechoumenoi from katechein, viva voce instruere) a verbal instruction in the articles of faith and of directing them, shortly before baptism, to make a public recitation of the Apostles '
But even the meal was a long and stiff viva voce examination in Servian.
He was turning this into an all-too-public viva voce exam.
By July 28 he was home again in time for an examiners 'meeting at the London University the next day, and a viva voce in physiology on the 4th August, before going to Scotland to serve on the Fishery Commission.