- proxime accessit
- '(he or she) came nearest'; n. competitor next to prize-winner.
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proxime accessit — [ˌprɒksɪmeɪ ak sɛsɪt, mi] noun the person who comes second in an examination or is runner up for an award. Origin L., lit. came very near … English new terms dictionary
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