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  • noun Plural form of neoterism.


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  • At the other extreme, chronologically, of Latin Christian literary development, a pope like Gelasius gives evidence of considerable classical culture; his language is novel chiefly in its choice of words, but many of these neoterisms were in his time no longer new and had their origin in the technical usage of the Church and the Roman law.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy 1840-1916 1913


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