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valedictorian (s) (noun), valedictorians (pl)
In colleges, schools, academies, etc., the student (male or female) appointed on the basis of merit to deliver the special oration on commencement day as part of the graduation ceremonies: "In an unusual turn of events, the university president appointed two valedictorians to speak at the end of the academic year because both of them had outstanding qualifications and achievements."
This entry is located in the following units: dic-, dict- (page 9) valid-, val-, vale-, -vail, -valent, -valence (page 7)