from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Lit., given; hence, in a literary work, as a drama or tale, that which is assumed as to characters, situation, etc., as a basis for the plot or story.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The motif or fundamental idea of a literary or dramatic composition.


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