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[li-tish-uh, -tee-shuh]
  1. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “gladness.”
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Examples from the Web for letitia

Historical Examples

  • Mamma Letitia is away visiting, and I shall have the best chance.

    The Boy Life of Napoleon

    Eugenie Foa

  • "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

Word Origin and History for letitia


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

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