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Academic Costume

Definition of the noun academic costume

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  1. a costume worn on formal occasions by the faculty or students of a university or college

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Google previewA Dictionary of Costume and Fashion (2013)

Historic and Modern by Mary Brooks Picken

academic costume. Characteristic dress worn by faculty, students, and graduates of colleges and universities, and by those on whom honorary degrees have been conferred. Costume varies with rank. Consists of long gown, ...

Google previewDictionary of Americanisms, Briticisms, Canadianisms and Australianisms (2010)

by V.S. Matyushenkov

academic costume/ cap and gown, the formal university dress worn on special occasions. academic rank Am., Can. university teacher rank. academic teacher; instructor Am. /Br. university teacher; lecturer/.

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

Academic Costume. — No thorough study has so far been made of early English academic costume as compared with that of the continental universities — a study which ought to throw much light on the subject.3 A vexed question is that of ...

Google previewThe New International Encyclopaedia (1918)

by Frank Moore Colby, Talcott Williams

This latter view probably counts for something in the rule still in force at Oxford and Cambridge, which forbids undergraduates to appear in the streets without academic costume in the morning or evening. Gowns were at first all black, but ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia and Dictionary of Education (1922)

A Comprehensive, Practical and Authoritative Guide on All Matters Connected with Education, Including Educational Principles and Practice, Various Types of Teaching Institutions, and Educational Systems Throughout the World by Foster Watson

(See Academic Costume.) Among distinguished Principals have been Dr. JohnTulloch (1823-86) and Dr. James Donaldson, under the latter of whom great improvements ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia Americana (1905)

A universal reference library comprising the arts and sciences ... commerce, etc., of the world by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach

The custom of wearing special academic costume originated in the Middle Ages, when doctors and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Religion and Ethics (1921)

by Shailer Mathews, Gerald Birney Smith

So-called academic costume is clerical in source, the gown and hood representing the same original as the monastic robe and cowl; hence the Anglican custom of wearing the hood over the surplice. E. T. MERRILL VESTRY. —A room in or ...

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