Lit"er*ate (?), a. [L. litteratus, literatus. See Letter.]

Instructed in learning, science, or literature; learned; lettered.

The literate now chose their emperor, as the military chose theirs. Landor.

 

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Lit"er*ate, n.

1.

One educated, but not having taken a university degree; especially, such a person who is prepared to take holy orders.

[Eng.]

2.

A literary man.

 

© Webster 1913.

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