academian

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academia +‎ -n (belonging to)

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academian (plural academians)

  1. (historical, obsolete) A follower of Plato. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the late 17th century.][1]
  2. (obsolete) A member of an academy, university, or college. [Attested from the mid 16th century until the late 17th century.][1]
    • 1633, A Banqvet of Jests: or, Change of Cheare. Being a collection, of Moderne Ieſts. Witty Ieeres. Pleaſant Taunts. Merry Tales. The Second Part newly publiſhed, page 27–28:
      A Young Academian having run himſelfe into deepe Arerages, inſomuch that his credit began to be queſtioned, and knowing his Father to be cloſe fiſted, had long deviſed with himſelfe, which way to fetch over the old man for money, and having caſt many projects in his head and finding that none of them would take, at the length he very learnedly concluded upon one, which was this, he wrote unto his father a very lamentable letter, to certifie him that he was dead, and earneſtly deſired him, to ſend him up money to defray the charges of the buriall.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Brown, Lesley, ed. The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary. 5th. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.