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Meaning of valedictorian

val•e•dic•to•ri•an

Pronunciation: (val"i-dik-tôr'ē-un, -tōr'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a student, usually the one ranking highest academically in a school graduating class, who delivers the valedictory at the commencement exercises.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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