accessit definition

  • noun:
    • An honorable mention in an academic competition.
    • A vote in the election of a pope.
    • In English also universities, a certificate or award granted to students of second (or lower) quality: as, 2nd accessit, 3rd, fourth, etc., accessit.
    • In the election of a pope, a chance given the people in the conclave, after each ballot, to change their ballots.

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