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a person entrusted with the publishable works and other papers of a deceased author.


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    noun a noted author who has reached celebrity status Examples Philip Roth is a literary lion.

  • Literately

    [lit-er-it] /ˈlɪt ər ɪt/ adjective 1. able to read and write. 2. having or showing knowledge of literature, writing, etc.; literary; well-read. 3. characterized by skill, lucidity, polish, or the like: His writing is literate but cold and clinical. 4. having knowledge or skill in a specified field: Is she computer literate? The boss needs […]

  • Literate programming

    programming, text Combining the use of a text formatting language such as TeX and a conventional programming language so as to maintain documentation and source code together. Literate programming may use the inverse comment convention. Perl’s literate programming system is called pod. (2003-09-24)

  • Literati

    [lit-uh-rah-tee] /ˌlɪt əˈrɑ ti/ plural noun, singular literatus [lit-uh-rah-tuh s] /ˌlɪt əˈrɑ təs/ (Show IPA) 1. persons of scholarly or literary attainments; intellectuals. /ˌlɪtəˈrɑːtiː/ plural noun 1. literary or scholarly people n. “men and women of letters; the learned class as a whole,” 1620s, from Latin literati/litterati, plural of literatus/litteratus “lettered” (see literate). The proper […]

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