American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. See bookplate.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Literally, from the books (of): as, an ex libris exhibition (an exhibition of books from the books or library of certain collectors).
- n. A book-plate printed with the name of the owner, and usually his arms also; or, more rarely, a device or impresa the motto of which should have some reference to books or study.
GNU Webster's 1913
- An inscription, label, or the like, in a book indicating its ownership; esp., a bookplate.
- n. a label identifying the owner of a book in which it is pasted
- From Latin ex libris ("from books"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin ex librīs, from the books : ex, from + librīs, ablative pl. of liber, book. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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