This is the first great line dividing the Literary from the non-literary.
It is non-literary and is not written for the eyes of the general public.
But as opposed to the past, this is only one among many literary and non-literary domains of interaction.
The non-literary papyri are important first of all in the study of language.
The New Testament is written in the natural, non-literary form of the Greek world language.
In the less well-written papyri they are fewer in number; and papyri written in non-literary hands are practically devoid of them.
Critics hardly took him seriously, except for non-literary reasons.
The non-literary events of his life during this period were sufficiently varied if not very momentous.
The tendency to separate words appears first in non-literary documents, such as legal documents or matters of record.
But even in the non-literary essays we are out of “The Wilderness” in its worst sense.
1640s, "pertaining to alphabet letters," from French littéraire, from Latin literarius/litterarius "belonging to letters or learning," from littera/litera "letter" (see letter (n.1)). Meaning "pertaining to literature" is attested from 1737.