What does the word erudition mean?

Usage examples for erudition

  1. Yet there remain a certain number of writers, who, their reputation being derived wholly or mainly from their treatment of subjects of science and erudition, are better dealt with separately. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  2. They got on charmingly until after crossing over the letter O, as a matter of course they came to P and Q. " Look here," said Aunt Comfort, with a look of profound erudition, " here's anoder O. What's de use of having two of 'em?" – The Garies and Their Friends by Frank J. Webb
  3. As a person of erudition, it pleased me greatly, my boy, to observe that our more moral New York regiments cultivate a taste for reading, and are even so literary that they can't so much as light their pipes without a leaf out of a hymn- book. – The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 1 by Robert H. Newell