adverb or adjective

lit·​er·​a·​tim ˌli-tə-ˈrā-təm How to pronounce literatim (audio) -ˈrä- How to pronounce literatim (audio)
: letter for letter
printed literatim from the manuscriptI. A. Gordon

Word History


Medieval Latin, from Latin littera

First Known Use

1623, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of literatim was in 1623

Dictionary Entries Near literatim

Cite this Entry

“Literatim.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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