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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Literary \Lit"er*a*ry\ (l[i^]t"[~e]r*[asl]*r[y^]), a. [L. litterarius, literarius, fr. littera, litera, a letter: cf. F. litt['e]raire. See Letter.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to learning or learned men; as, literary fame; a literary history; literary conversation. [1913 Webster] He has long outlived his century, the term commonly fixed as the test of literary merit. --Johnson. [1913 Webster] 2. Versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with literature as a profession; connected with literature or with men of letters; as, a literary man. [1913 Webster] In the literary as well as fashionable world. --Mason. [1913 Webster] Literary property. (a) Property which consists in written or printed compositions. (b) The exclusive right of publication as recognized and limited by law. [1913 Webster]