The GENERAL CONTEXT of such use is:
social selection: That function accomplished by an educational system through classification by examination and the awarding of 'degrees of achievement' (actually, degrees of conformance, to that which is to be inculcated - the "standards" of class and nobility) - the Bachelors, the Masters and the Doctorate - in consecrating a social hierarchy of sycophants for societal functions.
Father Jerome's DICTIONARY of KEYWORDS/PHRASES used in his scientific writings and at his QUFD website
Father Jerome's PSYCHOSOCIOLOGICAL DICTIONARY of Terms/Phrases used in Monograph III of his QUALIA Series
Father Jerome's SPECIALIZED DICTIONARY of KEYWORDS/PHRASES pertaining to Bose-Einstein Condensates of Non-Matter and Incorporeality, as used in his Works, in QUFD Physics and in the 'QUFD Textbook' Website
Also see Father Jerome's BLOG, for info about his latest Book,
"God, Lucifer and You! A ScienceBook of Quantum Physics and Reality, for 5 year old Kids and Adults!"