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 for Gradus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gradus \Gra"dus\, n. [From L. gradus ad Parnassum a step to
     A dictionary of prosody, designed as an aid in writing Greek
     or Latin poetry.
     [1913 Webster]
           He set to work . . . without gradus or other help. --T.
     [1913 Webster]

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  GRADUS. This is a Latin word, literally signifying a step; figuratively it 
  is used to designate a person in the ascending or descending line, in 
  genealogy; a degree. 

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