Meaning of salutatorian

sa•lu•ta•to•ri•an

Pronunciation: (su-l"tu-tôr'ē-un, -tōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. (in some U.S. schools and colleges) the student ranking second highest in the graduating class, who delivers the salutatory at commencement.
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