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  1. John,1467?–1519, English educator and clergyman.


  1. (in prescriptions) let it be strained.

Origin of colet.

From the Latin word colētur
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Historical Examples

  • This bespoke insight and self-knowledge, by which he surpassed Colet.

    Erasmus and the Age of Reformation

    Johan Huizinga

  • From Cambridge he writes to Colet, 24 August 1511, in a vein of comical despair.

  • Colet wrote to him one day: 'There is no end to books and science.

  • As preachers, he had most highly valued Colet and Vitrarius.

  • Colet happened to be dining at the Franciscan monastery near Greenwich.

    Henry VIII.

    A. F. Pollard

British Dictionary definitions for colet


  1. John. ?1467–1519, English humanist and theologian; founder of St Paul's School, London (1509)
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