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diploma Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study
    sheepskin.
WordNet

Di*plo"ma noun
Etymology
L., fr. Gr. , fr. to double, fr. twofold. See Double.
Wordforms
plural Diplomas
Definitions
  1. A letter or writing, usually under seal, conferring some privilege, honor, or power; a document bearing record of a degree conferred by a literary society or educational institution.

Webster 1913