Literary

Definition of Literary

Lit´er`a`ry   Pronunciation: lĭt´ẽr`ã`rŷ
a.1.
1.Of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to learning or learned men; as, literary fame; a literary history; literary conversation.
He has long outlived his century, the term commonly fixed as the test of literary merit.
- Johnson.
2.Versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with literature as a profession; connected with literature or with men of letters; as, a literary man.
In the literary as well as fashionable world.
- Mason.
Literary property
a - Property which consists in written or printed compositions.
b - The exclusive right of publication as recognized and limited by law.

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academic, belletristic, bibliophagic, bluestocking, book-fed, book-learned, book-loving, book-minded, book-read, book-wise, bookish, booky, classical, cultivated, cultured, donnish, educated, erudite, formal, inkhorn, learned, lettered, literate, pedantic, refined, scholarly, scholastic, well-read, written
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