universitas

noun uni·ver·si·tas

Definition of universitas

plural

universitates

  1. :  something whether in fact composed of one or more than one unit that is treated as an indivisible whole by the law

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Origin and Etymology of universitas

Latin, literally, totality


First Known Use: 1741


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