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literarya. [L. litterarius, literarius, fr. littera, litera, a letter: cf. F. littéraire. See Letter.].
  •  Of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to learning or learned men; as, literary fame; a literary history; literary conversation.  [1913 Webster]
    "He has long outlived his century, the term commonly fixed as the test of literary merit."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with literature as a profession; connected with literature or with men of letters; as, a literary man.  [1913 Webster]
    "In the literary as well as fashionable world."  [1913 Webster]
Literary property. (a) Property which consists in written or printed compositions. (b) The exclusive right of publication as recognized and limited by law.


literary, adj.
1 of, constituting, or occupied with books or literature or written composition, esp. of the kind valued for quality of form.
2 well informed about literature.
3 (of a word or idiom) used chiefly in literary works or other formal writing.

literary executor see EXECUTOR. literary history the history of the treatment of a subject in literature.
literarily adv. literariness n.
L litterarius (as LETTER)



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