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(ˌlɪt əˈrɑ təs, -ˈreɪ-)

sing. of literati.
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An eminent literatus from Abbottabad Professor Bashir Ahmad Soz has authored the 190-page book.
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- International Master Ronald Dableo bested erstwhile solo leader Fide Master Austin Jacob Literatus in the ninth and final round Wednesday night to top the individual event of the 2nd Manny D.
This standardization of graphic representation across media gradually collapsed the cultural distinction between high and low, which in turn prompted the valorization of "amateur art" over "professional craft" within the literati culture, a shift most closely associated with great literatus and painter Dong Qichang [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] (1555-1636).