IGNORAMUS

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Ignoramus \Ig'no*ra"mus\, noun [L., we are ignorant. See {Ignore}.]

1. (Law) We are ignorant; we ignore; -- being the word formerly written on a bill of indictment by a grand jury when there was not sufficient evidence to warrant them in finding it a true bill. The phrase now used is, "No bill," "No true bill," or "Not found," though in some jurisdictions "Ignored" is still used. --Wharton (Law Dict. ). Burn.

2. (pl. {Ignoramuses}.) A stupid, ignorant person; a vain pretender to knowledge; a dunce.

An ignoramus in place and power. --South.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

ignoramus

noun

1: an ignorant person [syn: {ignoramus}, {know nothing}, {uneducated person}]


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