literatus

noun
lit·​er·​a·​tus | \ ˌli-tə-ˈrä-təs How to pronounce literatus (audio) \

Definition of literatus

: a member of the literati

First Known Use of literatus

1704, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for literatus

New Latin, back-formation from English literati (taken as Latin)

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“Literatus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/literatus. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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