Definition of aegrotat in English:


Pronunciation /ˈʌɪɡrə(ʊ)tat//ˈiːɡrə(ʊ)tat/


  • 1A certificate stating that a university student is too ill to attend an examination.

    • ‘He didn't look at all unwell, so if we get an aegrotat request I will be skeptical.’
    1. 1.1 An examination pass awarded to a student having an aegrotat.
      • ‘It includes such questions as what mark or class a student ought to be awarded or whether an aegrotat is justified.’
      • ‘I was awarded aegrotats for the work I had done.’
      • ‘For aegrotat consideration, you must see a registered medical doctor and the Health Centre on the day of the examination.’
      • ‘An aegrotat pass is considered if a student fails an examination through serious circumstances beyond their control.’


Late 18th century: Latin, literally ‘he is sick’.