from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See bookplate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bookplate which identifies the owner of the book into which it is pasted
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- An inscription, label, or the like, in a book indicating its ownership; esp., a bookplate.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a label identifying the owner of a book in which it is pasted
From Latin ex librīs, from the books : ex, from + librīs, ablative pl. of liber, book.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin ex libris ("from books"). (Wiktionary)
"Veritates ex libris St. Augustini de Trinitate", Lyons,1520.