Literati meaning

lĭtə-rätē
The literary intelligentsia.
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Scholarly or learned people, specif. those whose work is in the field of literature.
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Well-educated, literary people; intellectuals who are interested in literature.
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Origin of literati

  • Latin litterātī, līterātī pl. of litterātus literate literate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin literatus (“lettered, literate").

    From Wiktionary