Webster 1913 Edition
baccalaureatus, fr. LL.
baccalaureusa bachelor of arts, fr.
baccalarius, but as if fr. L.
bacca lauribayberry, from the practice of the bachelor’s wearing a garland of bayberries. See
The degree of bachelor of arts (B.A. or A.B.), the first or lowest academical degree conferred by universities and colleges.
A baccalaureate sermon.
Pertaining to a bachelor of arts.
in some American colleges, a sermon delivered as a farewell discourse to a graduating class.
Webster 1828 Edition
The degree of bachelor of arts.