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 for Literary
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Literary \Lit"er*a*ry\ (l[i^]t"[~e]r*[asl]*r[y^]), a. [L.
     litterarius, literarius, fr. littera, litera, a letter: cf.
     F. litt['e]raire. See Letter.]
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     1. Of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to
        learning or learned men; as, literary fame; a literary
        history; literary conversation.
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              He has long outlived his century, the term commonly
              fixed as the test of literary merit.  --Johnson.
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     2. Versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with
        literature as a profession; connected with literature or
        with men of letters; as, a literary man.
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              In the literary as well as fashionable world.
                                                    --Mason.
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     Literary property.
        (a) Property which consists in written or printed
            compositions.
        (b) The exclusive right of publication as recognized and
            limited by law.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  literary
      adj 1: of or relating to or characteristic of literature;
             "literary criticism"
      2: knowledgeable about literature; "a literary style"
      3: appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or
         writing; "when trying to impress someone she spoke in an
         affected literary style"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  29 Moby Thesaurus words for "literary":
     academic, belletristic, bibliophagic, bluestocking, book-fed,
     book-learned, book-loving, book-minded, book-read, book-wise,
     bookish, booky, classical, cultivated, cultured, donnish, educated,
     erudite, formal, inkhorn, learned, lettered, literate, pedantic,
     refined, scholarly, scholastic, well-read, written
  
  

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