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nounEducation historical US
A document verifying a student's admission to a college.
Late 17th century; earliest use found in Samuel Sewall (1652–1730), judge and diarist in America. From classical Latin admittatur ‘let he or she be admitted’, 3rd singular passive present subjunctive of admittere admit.
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