Sizar

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sizar \Si"zar\, noun One of a body of students in the universities of Cambridge (Eng.) and Dublin, who, having passed a certain examination, are exempted from paying college fees and charges. A sizar corresponded to a servitor at Oxford.

The sizar paid nothing for food and tuition, and very little for lodging. --Macaulay.

Note: They formerly waited on the table at meals; but this is done away with. They were probably so called from being thus employed in distributing the size, or provisions. See 4th {Size}, 2.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Batteler \Bat"tel*er\, Battler \Bat"tler\, noun [See 2d {Battel}, n.] A student at Oxford who is supplied with provisions from the buttery; formerly, one who paid for nothing but what he called for, answering nearly to a {sizar} at Cambridge. --Wright.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Famulist \Fam"u*list\, noun [L. famulus servant.] A collegian of inferior rank or position, corresponding to the {sizar} at Cambridge. [Oxford Univ., Eng.]


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