- letter-for-letter; literally.
Origin of literatim
1635–45; < Medieval Latin, a formation based on Latin līterātus (see literate), with adv. suffix -im
verbatim et literatim
[wer-bah-tim et lee-te-rah-tim; English ver-bey-tim et lit-uh-rey-tim]
- word for word and letter for letter; in exactly the same words.
Also ver·ba·tim ac li·te·ra·tim [wer-bah-tim ahk lee-te-rah-tim; English ver-bey-tim ak lit-uh-rey-tim] /wɛrˈbɑ tɪm ɑk ˌli tɛˈrɑ tɪm; English vərˈbeɪ tɪm æk ˌlɪt əˈreɪ tɪm/.
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Examples from the Web for literatim
They are given in their chronological order, and verbatim, but not literatim, the orthography having been modernized.Shakespeare's Insomnia, And the Causes Thereof
Franklin H. Head
Marsh's narrative is too diffuse, not to mention other faults, for me to follow it verbatim et (il-)literatim.Old Trails on the Niagara Frontier
Frank H. Severance
- letter for letter
C17: from Medieval Latin, from Latin littera letter
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