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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature


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(from Lat. licet, it is lawful), one of the four ancient university degrees. It is no longer in use in England, except at Cambridge as a degree of medicine. In France and Germany, however, where it is more general, a licentiate is a person who, having undergone the prescribed examination, has receive(d permission to deliver lectures in the university. When the degree is given as an honor, it is intermediate between Bachelor of Arts and Doctor.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Licentiate'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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