Basil ectal


[bey-zuh-lekt, baz-uh-]
noun Linguistics.
the variety of language in a creole continuum that is most distinct from the acrolect.
Compare acrolect, mesolect.

1960–65; basi- (as combining form of base1 or basis) + (dia)lect

basilectal, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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