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Dr. h.c.

English translation: doctor honoris causa / honorary doctorate


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Latin term or phrase:Dr. h.c.
English translation:doctor honoris causa / honorary doctorate
Entered by: Marie-Pierre Lessard
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09:25 Jun 20, 2005
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Latin term or phrase: Dr. h.c.
Dr. h.c. = doctorate in ....? The man in question works in the fields of aesthetics, and theory of design (fine arts). He is quite accomplished, and has studied German literature, philosophy, art history, dramaturgy, and political science. He has received an honorary doctorate. The H might stand for "honorary", but I don't speak German at all, so I won't venture a guess.
Marie-Pierre Lessard
Local time: 12:08
honorary doctorate
Dr. hc means "doctor honoris causa," ie, an honorary doctorate.
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Cilian O'Tuama
Local time: 12:08
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3 +5honorary doctorate
Cilian O'Tuama

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +5
honorary doctorate

Dr. hc means "doctor honoris causa," ie, an honorary doctorate.

Cilian O'Tuama
Local time: 12:08
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4

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