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basilect

[bey-zuh-lekt, baz-uh-]
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noun Linguistics.
  1. the variety of language in a creole continuum that is most distinct from the acrolect.
Compare acrolect, mesolect.

Origin of basilect

1960–65; basi- (as combining form of base1 or basis) + (dia)lect
Related formsba·si·lec·tal, adjective
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