Definition of in statu pupillari in English:

in statu pupillari

adjective

  • 1Under guardianship, especially as a pupil:

    ‘we are not children in statu pupillari, but adults’
    • ‘Let it be known that all graduates have a voice and that all undergraduates are in statu pupillari.’
  • 2In a junior position at university; not having a master's degree.

Origin

Latin.

Pronunciation:

in statu pupillari

/ɪn ˌstatjuː ˌpjuːpɪˈlɑːri/