a.The Junior Certificate examination, an external (school-leaving) examination taken, in the past, at the end of the Standard Eight year (the tenth year of schooling); Junior Certificate sense a.b.The certificate or qualification so gained; Junior Certificate sense b.c.By metonymy: The Standard Eight year. Also attributive.
1939J. Ludus inOutspan 20 Oct. 53Why ‘shrink back appalled’ because a J.C. question paper cannot be answered off-hand by ‘an English university graduate of some 16 years standing’?
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