Part of speech: noun

A male graduate, as of a college.

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Usage examples "alumnus":

  1. The reverend superintendent had prepared an appalling array of " posers" in accordance with the laws of the state, but my cousin at my urgent request, assured him that I was an alumnus of one of the greatest institutions in the world, that I was a clergyman of his own denomination, that it was a waste of time to examine so distinguished a scholar, that dinner was ready, and the hungry dominie was seduced to the table where he partook of so much solid and liquid good cheer, that he quite forgot his official duty, and gave me the required certificate: thus I was saved from utter destruction. - "The Gentleman from Everywhere", James Henry Foss.
  2. A pupil; one educated at a seminary or college is called an alumnus of that institution. - "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.
  3. The deed then proceeds: " If at any time he shall leave the Presidency, or shall decease, I then desire the College to appropriate the same to itself for ever, as a small gift from an alumnus, bearing towards it the greatest good- will." - "A Collection of College Words and Customs", Benjamin Homer Hall.