1. One who teaches the letters or elements of knowledge; a petty schoolmaster.

2. A person devoted to the study of literary trifles, especially. Trifles belonging to the literature of a former age. That class of subjects which are interesting to the regular literator or black-letter bibliomane, simply because they have once been interesting. (De Quincey)

3. A learned person; a literatus.

Origin: L. Litterator, literator. See letter.

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