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BACHELOR. The first degree taken at the universities in the arts and sciences, as bachelor of arts, & c. It is called, in Latin, Baccalaureus, from bacalus, or bacillus, a staff, because a staff was given, by way of distinction, into the hands of those who had completed their studies. Some, however, have derived the word from baccalaura, others from bas chevalier, as designating young squires who aspire to the knighthood. (Dupin.) But the derivation. of the word is uncertain.

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According to royal author Sally Badell, one moment during Prince Charles' bachelorhood turned the tables for him.
He says CNDRA considered the fact that after the acquisition of the bachelorhood or spinster certificate, the applicants would still have to proceed for their wedding certificates which cost USD$150.00.
However, the forced bachelorhood makes many expat men feel lonely.
I especially enjoyed Triss Stein's "Eldercare, which begins the book, and whose male protagonist lives with his mother, who is dealing with gradually worsening dementia, only making his problems with her and his lengthening bachelorhood all the more troublesome.
The local council of Beit El has come up with an original way to deal with the bachelorhood issue in the community: The council has begun employing matchmakers to help single women start a family in Israel.
Albert, son of the late American actress Princess Grace, had some subjects worried by his long bachelorhood and his lack of an heir since his two previous children were born out of wedlock and are not eligible for the throne.
Prince Albert II, the 56-year-old son of the late American actress Princess Grace, had some subjects worried by his long bachelorhood and his lack of an heir since his two previous children were born out of wedlock and are not eligible for the throne.
The actor waved to well-wishers gathered to catch a glimpse of what presumably were his last public moments of bachelorhood before his wedding to British Human rights lawyer Amal Amaluddin.
And it is unknown how many hearts have been broken by Clooney's renunciation of his sworn bachelorhood, but there are plenty.
ISLAMABAD -- Marking an end to his short bachelorhood for a -hopefully- lifelong matrimonial bliss, the banned young Pakistani pacer, Mohammad Amir, was as elated as he had clean bowled the whole rival team,.
He added that citizens keep asking the authorities concerned to activate the fund, so that many young men can be saved from forced bachelorhood. "The dowry nowadays ranges from OMR2,000 to OMR30,000," suggested Ali.
Ever since same-sex marriage became legal in New York State in 2011, it hasn't been quite so simple to explain my impenetrable bachelorhood. "Why aren't you married?"--a question that comes not only from cousins but from virtually everyone these days--can suddenly only result in one answer: Because I'm a loser, I guess.