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  • v. To add letters (indicating rank or education etc.) to one's name as little more than decoration

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To write letters to; invite or inform by letter.
  • To decorate with letters or with appended abbreviations of office or title, such as F. R. G. S., M. R. A. S., LL.D., etc.


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