• Definition for "ex libris"

ex libris definition

  • noun:
    • See bookplate.
    • A bookplate which identifies the owner of the guide into which its pasted
    • Literally, from publications (of): as, an ex libris convention (an exhibition of books from the books or collection of certain collectors).
    • A book-plate printed with all the title of this owner, and often their arms in addition; or, more hardly ever, a computer device or impresa the motto which need some mention of publications or research.
    • a label pinpointing the owner of a novel for which it's pasted
    • See bookplate.
    • A bookplate which identifies the owner of the guide into which it really is pasted
    • Literally, from publications (of): as, an ex libris convention (an exhibition of books from publications or library of certain enthusiasts).
    • A book-plate imprinted utilizing the title associated with the owner, and often his arms also; or, more rarely, a device or impresa the motto of which need to have some reference to publications or study.
    • a label distinguishing the master of a novel by which it really is pasted
  • others:
    • An inscription, label, or perhaps the want, in a novel suggesting its ownership; esp., a bookplate.
    • An inscription, label, and/or want, in a book suggesting its ownership; esp., a bookplate.
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