laureate

laureate

/ˈlɒrɪət/ /ˈlɔːrɪət/
noun
1 A person who is honoured with an award for outstanding creative or intellectual achievement.
1.1 short for Poet Laureate
adjective
1 literary Wreathed with laurel as a mark of honour.
1.1 (of a crown or wreath) consisting of laurel.

Origin
Late Middle English (as an adjective): from Latin laureatus, from laurea ‘laurel wreath’, from laurus ‘laurel’.

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It is not enough to be aureate, merely the color of gold. To be truly important, you must be judged a laureate.

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