solecist

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

solecist (plural solecists)

  1. (obsolete, rare) One who commits a solecism.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Blackwall to this entry?)
    • 1887: The Phrenological Journal and Science of Health
      Let me, therefore, urge you, if you ever feel condemned by such yielding, to become a solecist and wilfully and determinately break those laws of society that your conscience can not approve.
    • 1890: The Alpha Phi Quarterly
      Too often is the college graduate a solecist through her ignorance of the customs and usages of that class whose life is made up of the minutiae of politeness.

Adjective[edit]

solecist (comparative more solecist, superlative most solecist)

  1. (obsolete, rare) Having the characteristics of a solecism.
    • 2001: Scripta Classica Israelica
      [] is another solecist quotation.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for solecist in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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