* OED (master 14.): 14. In academic
sense, = med.L. magister: One who has received a specific degree, originally
conveying authority to teach in the university. In English use before the 19th
c. confined to the Faculty of Arts (the corresponding title in the other
faculties being doctor): the full designation of the graduate is in L. artium
magister, in Eng. Master of Arts (formerly _of Art), denoted by the
abbreviation M.A. or (now rarely, exc. in the U.S.) A.M.
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