Some articles on degree, status:
... In some instances petitioners sought an academic degree because without one they could not hold a particular office ... Canons of certain 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 most people, but it also ...
Famous quotes containing the words status and/or degree:
“As a work of art it has the same status as a long conversation between two not very bright drunks.”
—Clive James (b. 1939)
“I never saw, heard, nor read, that the clergy were beloved in any nation where Christianity was the religion of the country. Nothing can render them popular, but some degree of persecution.”
—Jonathan Swift (16671745)