transitive verb be·let·ter \bə-ˈle-tər, bē-\

Definition of beletter

  1. :  to decorate the name of (a person) by appending abbreviations of official or academic rank the most academic and belettered conventionalist — Joseph Macleod

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Origin and Etymology of beletter

be- + letter (of the alphabet)

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