Iotacism

I*o"ta*cism

(*"t*sz'm), n. [Gr. 'iotakismo`s a laying too much stress upon the iota (): cf. F. iotacisme. See Iota.] The frequent use of the sound of iota (that of English e in be), as among the modern Greeks; also, confusion from sounding , , , , , etc., like . Littr.
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I.O.U

(" " "). [phonetic, from I owe you.] A paper having on it these letters, with a sum named, and duly signed; -- in use in England as an acknowledgment of a debt, and taken as evidence thereof, but not amounting to a promissory note; a due bill. Wharton. Story.
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