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DIPLOMA. An instrument of writing, executed by, a corporation or society, certifying that a certain person therein named is entitled to a certain distinction therein mentioned.
     2. It is usually, granted by learned institutions to their members, or to persons who have studied in them.
     3. Proof of the seal of a medical institution and of the signatures of its officers thereto affixed, by comparison with the seal and signatures attached to a diploma received by the witness from the same institution, has been held to be competent evidence of the genuineness of the instrument, although the witness never saw the officers write their names. 25 Wend. R. 469.
     4. This word, which is also written duploma, in the civil law, signifies letters issued by a prince. They are so called, it is supposed, a duplicatis tabellis, to which Ovid is thought to allude, 1 Amor. 12, 2, 27, when he says, Tunc ego vos duplices rebus pro nomine sensi Sueton in Augustum, c. 26. Seals also were called Diplomata. Vicat ad verb.

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Jean Massey with the state Department of Education told board members that parents and students often err in thinking a high school diploma by itself demonstrates college readiness.
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When journalists asked the minister how many university diplomas from the Albanian universities are recognized in Macedonia and whether there are citizens in Macedonia who have nostrified their diplomas from an Albanian university, he responded with a trick and instead of giving a concrete answer, he offered advice for the nostrification of diplomas, Marija Tasev reminds for Dnevnik.
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Individual programs are listed alphabetically under the institutions, along with the types of degrees, diplomas or certificates available.

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