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 Diph’thera.Diplom’acy. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Diplo’ma
 
literally means something folded (Greek). Diplomas used to be written on parchment, folded, and sealed. The word is applied to licences given to graduates to assume a degree, to clergymen, to physicians, agents, and so on.   1
 


 Diph’thera.Diplom’acy. 

 
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