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literatus

literatus


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Literatus  \Lit`e*ra"tus\,  n.;  pl  {Literati}.  [L.  litteratus, 
  literatus.] 
  A  learned  man;  a  man  acquainted  with  literature;  --  chiefly 
  used  in  the  plural. 
 
  Now  we  are  to  consider  that  our  bright  ideal  of  a 
  literatus  may  chance  to  be  maimed.  --De  Quincey.