intellectuality

[ in-tl-ek-choo-al-i-tee ]
/ ˌɪn tlˌɛk tʃuˈæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural in·tel·lec·tu·al·i·ties.

the quality or state of being intellectual.
intellectual character or power.

Origin of intellectuality

From the Late Latin word intellēctuālitās, dating back to 1605–15. See intellectual, -ity
Related formsun·in·tel·lec·tu·al·i·ty, noun
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Word Origin and History for intellectuality

intellectuality


n.

mid-15c., "the part of the mind which understands; understanding, intellect;" from Old French intellectualité and directly from Late Latin intellectualitas, from Latin intellectualis (see intellectual).

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