As a follow-up question to Invitation to a thesis defence I would like to ask what would be a good long formulation in latin for a dotoral thesis defence, like "defence of the doctoral thesis" or "oral examination of the doctoral thesis" in English.

  • I know dissertatio but it is to short and I do not find it obvious that it only refers to the defence (oral part) since in many languages Dissertatio/DIssertation is a synonym for the whole doctoral thesis.
  • In german you have the word Rigorosum, a short version of the new latin termius examen rigorosum (hard exam) used to designate a thesis defence. It doesn't seem to be a proper latin word that would be understandable for non-german speaking people (or at least understandable as a thesis defence).

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