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[li-tish-uh, -tee-shuh] /lɪˈtɪʃ ə, -ˈti ʃə/
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “gladness.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Mamma Letitia is away visiting, and I shall have the best chance.

  • "But we mustn't keep Letitia from her work," he added, vaguely conscientious.

  • Letitia flounced off, and Betty, his back turned, tore up the drawing.

  • It was this moment that Letitia chose for rapping at the door.

  • I love the person of Charlotte, and it is necessary I should command the fortune of Letitia.

    The Contrast Royall Tyler
  • Letitia isn't easy to please and she is enthusiastic about Mary Lathrop.

    Mary-'Gusta Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Even Letitia's coming only added another ray to its brightness.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • "The society of the 'upper ten' is not good for you, Letitia," says Molly, severely.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • "And you deserved it, too," says Letitia, with unwonted severity.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • "I am almost convinced of it," Letitia says, with much solemnity.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
Word Origin and History for Letitia

fem. proper name, literally "gladness," from Latin laetitia, from laetus "glad," of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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