republic of letters


noun

the collective body of literary people.

Nearby words

  1. repub.,
  2. republic,
  3. republic of china,
  4. republic of ireland,
  5. republic of korea,
  6. republic of south africa,
  7. republic of yemen,
  8. republican,
  9. republican party,
  10. republican river

Origin of republic of letters

First recorded in 1695–1705

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