What does the word diploma mean?

Usage examples for diploma

  1. How could I suppose that Lupinus, the learned student, who will receive his diploma at the end of a few weeks, would tear himself from the arms of his beloved Science, to go with a comedian before the king, and bear witness for the hated and despised actors? – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  2. He said to himself, " If the faculty give me my diploma, I will show myself in my true form to Eckhof. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  3. Science as we now know it had not entered into the college course, but the little then known, and the other studies considered essential, comparatively limited as they must have been, were taught so thoroughly that the men who carried away a college diploma carried a sure guarantee that they had been carefully taught whatever was then considered essential to a college education. – Nathan Hale by Jean Christie Root