beletter

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

Definition of beletter

: 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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History and Etymology for beletter

be- + letter (of the alphabet)

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“Beletter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beletter. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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