Ignoramus

Definition of Ignoramus

Ig`no`ra´mus
n.1.(Law) We are ignorant; we ignore; - being the word formerly written on a bill of indictment by a grand jury when there was not sufficient evidence to warrant them in finding it a true bill. The phrase now used is, "No bill," "No true bill," or "Not found," though in some jurisdictions "Ignored" is still used.
2.A stupid, ignorant person; a vain pretender to knowledge; a dunce.
An ignoramus in place and power.
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