noun de·tur \ˈdēˌtər, -tu̇(ə)r\

Definition of detur



  1. :  a specially bound book awarded to a student for meritorious work

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Origin and Etymology of detur

Latin, let there be given, 3d person singular present subjunctive passive of dare to give — more at date

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a brief usually trivial fact

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