Some articles on degree, status:
... In some instances petitioners sought an academic degree because without one they could not hold a particular office ... cathedrals and Westminster Abbey were still required to be degree-holders until recent times ... In these cases, conferring the status of a graduate is the granting of a privilege, in that the recipient has received a positive favour not generally enjoyed by ...
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“His Majestys Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine, or the rights and political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country.”
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