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Definition of Oppidan

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resident of a town, townsman
urban, of a town (often of a town which houses a college or university)
Oppidan Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
An inhabitant of a town.
A student of Eton College, England, who is not a King's scholar, and who boards in a private family.
Of or pertaining to a town.
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\op"pi*dan\ (?), a. [l. oppidanus, fr. oppidum town.] of or pertaining to a town.
\op"pi*dan\, n.
1. an inhabitant of a town.
2. a student of eton college, england, who is not a king's scholar, and who boards in a private family.

Oppidan Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
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A King's Scholar is a foundation scholar (elected on the basis of good academic performance and usually qualifying for reduced fees) of one of certain public schools. These include Eton College, The King's School, Canterbury, The King's School, Worcester,  Durham School and Westminster School, although at Westminster their name changes depending on whether the current monarch is male or female (under Elizabeth II, they are Queen's Scholars).

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