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The first stage of proceeding to the BA in the medieval and early modern university. After hearing lectures on the trivium, originally for four years, and probably after attending the Lent determinations, the questionists took part in a disputation (already by the sixteenth century a perfunctory affair conducted by the father of his own college), and paid 12 pence as communa; this done, the candidate was regarded as a commencing bachelor. See also determination.