One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In the Middle Ages: a university attended by scholars both from within and beyond its own locality.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Prynne (1600–1669), pamphleteer and lawyer. From post-classical Latin studium generale university from classical Latin studium + generāle, neuter singular of generālis.
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