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Line breaks: lit¦er|atim
Pronunciation: /ˌlɪtəˈrɑːtɪm
, -ˈreɪtɪm/

Definition of literatim in English:


(Of the copying of a text) letter by letter.
Example sentences
  • The reporter chose to include the text of her speech ‘verbatim et literatim,’ recognizing her oratorical prowess with an acknowledgment that ‘her strong emphasis gave additional point to the words.’


from medieval Latin.

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