Characterised by extensive reading or knowledge; well instructed; learned. "A most erudite prince." . "Erudite . . . Theology." . Er"uditely, Er"uditeness.

Origin: L. Eruditus, p. P. Of erudire to free from rudeness, to polish, instruct; e out + rudis rude: cf. F. Erudit. See Rude.

(01 Mar 1998)

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