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literatus

[ lit-uh-rah-tuhs, -rey- ]

noun

  1. a member of the literati, or intellectual class:

    My daughter married a true literatus—a Ph.D. in philosophy and two volumes of poetry to his name.



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Word History and Origins

Origin of literatus1

First recorded in 1610–20; literati ( def )

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Example Sentences

The school of the literatus was much better than that of the literator, but it reached only a limited number of the Roman youth.

The curious reader may see the entire caustic passage in Spizelius's Infelix Literatus, p. 435.

Huc advolarunt tres viri, duo lanifices, literarum rudes, literatus tertius est.

According to Fitz-Stephen, Thomas was less learned (minus literatus) than his rival, but of loftier character and morals.

This species is closely allied to the M. literatus of Brullé; but it differs too much, I think, to be identical with it.

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