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Post-mortem Degree (A)

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A degree after having failed at the poll.

“He had not even the merit of being a plodding man, and he finally took what used to be called a post-mortem degree.”—My Rectors, p. 63.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Portsoken Ward (London)
Portuguese
Poser
Posse
Posse Comitatus (Latin)
Posset
Post
Post Factum (Latin)
Post Meridian (Latin)
Post-mortem (Latin)
Post-mortem Degree (A)
Post Obit
Poste Restante (French)
Posted
Posteriori
Posthumus (Leonatus)
Posting-Bills
Posy
Pot
Pot-boilers
Pot-luck