litterae humaniores

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plural noun lit·te·rae hu·ma·ni·o·res \ˈli-tə-ˌrī-hü-ˌmä-nē-ˈȯr-ˌās\

Definition of litterae humaniores

Origin and Etymology of litterae humaniores

Medieval Latin, literally, more humane letters


First Known Use: 1747


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