Lit"er*a*ry(lt"r**r), a. [L. litterarius, literarius, fr. littera, litera, a letter: cf. F. littraire. See Letter.]
1. Of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to learning or learned men; as,
literary fame; a
He has long outlived his century, the term commonly fixed as the test of literary merit.Johnson.
2. Versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with literature as a profession; connected with literature or with men of letters; as, a
In the literary as well as fashionable world.Mason.
Literary property. (a) Property which consists in written or printed compositions. (b) The exclusive right of publication as recognized and limited by law.
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