One of a body of students in the universities of Cambridge (England) and Dublin, who, having passed a certain examination, are exempted from paying college fees and charges. A sizar corresponded to a servitor at Oxford. "The sizar paid nothing for food and tuition, and very little for lodging." (Macaulay)

They formerly waited on the table at meals; but this is done away with. They were probably so called from being thus employed in distributing the size, or provisions. See 4th Size.

(01 Mar 1998)

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