from The Century Dictionary.

  • To form into an academy, or subject to the rules of an academy.
  • An operatic company or choral club organized for the study and rendering of musical works.
  • A building devoted to the rendering of musical works. The most famous of the many Italian academies is that of Bologna, founded in 1482. The French Academy, which is a royal subvention for the performance of opera, really dates from the privilege granted in 1669. The earlier operas of Handel were largely written for an operatic association called the Royal Academy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To make academic.


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