Lit"er*a`tor (?), n. [L. litterator, literator. See Letter.]
One who teaches the letters or elements of knowledge; a petty schoolmaster.
A person devoted to the study of literary trifles, esp. trifles belonging to the literature of a former age.
That class of subjects which are interesting to the regular literator or black-letter " bibliomane," simply because they have once been interesting.
A learned person; a literatus.
Sir W. Hamilton.
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