Ignoramus

Ig`no*ra"mus

(?), n. [L., we are ignorant. See Ignore.] 1. (Law) We are ignorant; we ignore; -- being the word formerly written on a bill of indictment by a grand jury when there was not sufficient evidence to warrant them in finding it a true bill. The phrase now used is, "No bill," "No true bill," or "Not found," though in some jurisdictions "Ignored" is still used. Wharton (Law Dict. ). Burn.
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2.

(pl. Ignoramuses ().)
A stupid, ignorant person; a vain pretender to knowledge; a dunce.
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An ignoramus in place and power.
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