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

  Pupil \Pu"pil\, n. [F. pupille, n. fem., L. pupilla the pupil of
     the eye, originally dim. of pupa a girl. See Puppet, and
     cf. Pupil a scholar.] (Anat.)
     The aperture in the iris; the sight, apple, or black of the
     eye. See the Note under Eye, and Iris.
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     Pin-hole pupil (Med.), the pupil of the eye when so
        contracted (as it sometimes is in typhus, or opium
        poisoning) as to resemble a pin hole. --Dunglison.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Pupil \Pu"pil\, n. [F. pupille, n. masc. & fem., L. pupillus,
     pupilla, dim. of pupus boy, pupa girl. See Puppet, and cf.
     Pupil of the eye.]
     1. A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an
        instructor or tutor.
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              Too far in years to be a pupil now.   --Shak.
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              Tutors should behave reverently before their pupils.
                                                    --L'Estrange.
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     2. A person under a guardian; a ward. --Dryden.
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     3. (Civil Law) A boy or a girl under the age of puberty, that
        is, under fourteen if a male, and under twelve if a
        female.
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     Syn: Learner; disciple; tyro. -- See Scholar.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  pupil
      n 1: a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution
           [syn: student, pupil, educatee]
      2: the contractile aperture in the center of the iris of the
         eye; resembles a large black dot
      3: a young person attending school (up through senior high
         school) [syn: schoolchild, school-age child, pupil]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "pupil":
     apprentice, auditor, autodidact, baby blues, banjo eyes, beginner,
     bright eyes, catechumen, clear eyes, cornea, disciple, educatee,
     eye, eyeball, eyelid, goggle eyes, inquirer, iris, learner, lens,
     lid, monitor, naked eye, neophyte, nictitating membrane, novice,
     oculus, optic, optic nerve, orb, organ of vision, peeper, popeyes,
     praepostor, prefect, retina, saucer eyes, scholar, schoolboy,
     schoolgirl, sclera, self-taught person, starry orbs, student,
     studier, trainee, tyro, unaided eye, visual organ
  
  

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

  PUPIL, civil law. One who is in his or her minority. Vide. Dig. 1, 7; Id. 
  26, 7, 1, 2; Code, 6, 30, 18; Dig. 50, 16, 239. One who is in ward or 
  guardianship. 
  
  

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