(lĭt′ə-rā′tĭm, -rä′-)
Letter for letter: a word transcribed literatim.

[Medieval Latin līterātim, litterātim, from Latin littera, lītera, letter; see letter.]
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) letter for letter
[C17: from Medieval Latin, from Latin littera letter]
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(ˌlɪt əˈreɪ tɪm)

letter-for-letter; literally.
[1635–45; < Medieval Latin līterātim = Latin līterāt(us) (see literate) + -im adv. suffix]
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Adv.1.literatim - letter for letter; "the message was transcribed literatim"
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adv (form)Buchstabe für Buchstabe
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Which temper Jones was now in, we leave the reader to guess, having no exact information about it; but this is certain, that he had spent two hours in expectation, when, being unable any longer to conceal his uneasiness, he retired to his room; where his anxiety had almost made him frantick, when the following letter was brought him from Mrs Honour, with which we shall present the reader verbatim et literatim.
Earlier, renowned literatim Gul Muhammad Umrani shared with audience profile of the Keynote Speaker; while Chair Director Prof.
Fateh Mohammad Burfat, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Lahooti Organization Saif Samejo, Member Sindh Provincial Assembly and noted literatim Mehtab Akbar Rashdi jointly inaugurated the event.
The sabab repetition, verbatim et literatim, for each transmitter up to and including the Prophet seems like a purely literary construct, if only because the chances that exactly the same thing happens to three men of consecutive generations are next to nil.
There is thus, given the reported consistency of forms across this variety of hands, the likelihood that the language here represents literatim copying of the forms of the received exemplar.
Here we have a known factual basis, the press reports of the trial, the first ballads produced (in some cases copying passages from the press reports almost literatim), a good sense of the history of the printed versions, and examples of two of the ballads as collected from singers a century or more later.
Because what I have written heretofore has been taken verbatim et literatim and a character given me to which I am no more entitled than the man in the moon; I am credited with being "great," "powerful," and finally crowned as "good." Oh, my guardian genius, why should I be burdened with what I am not now and never expect to be....
We can readily explain, if not account for, the manuscripts' striking divergence: as David Mills observes, with two fragmentary exceptions all copies of the cycle postdate the year of its final performance, 1575, rendering the cycle manuscripts more likely a product of the sixteenth century's standardized early-modern English than a literatim transcription of its hypothetical late-medieval exemplar.
Despite official attempts to depress the social pretensions of the would-be gentleman highwayman (the editors of the Sessions Paper took pains to include "a verbatim et literatim" transcript account of Rann's exceedingly lame and ungrammatical defence), (141) newspapers and other pamphlet accounts did ample justice to Rann's fashion statements.
The text is a literatim copy of the OE manuscript (see also Ciszek 2008 a and b).
Baker, Houston, 1984, Blues, Ideology and Afro-American Literatim, Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
He reproduces literatim the data for 8 August to 10 October, setting plague deaths alongside total deaths, the table showing 49,709 to have died of plague and 59,870 in all.