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[li-tish-uh, -tee-shuh] /lɪˈtɪʃ ə, -ˈti ʃə/
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “gladness.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • “That is very strange,” said her great-great-grandmother, when Letitia had finished.

    The Green Door Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Mamma Letitia is away visiting, and I shall have the best chance.

  • "Dear Peggy," Letitia murmured, kissing the astonished girl on both powdered cheeks.

    Miss Primrose Roy Rolfe Gilson
  • It was this moment that Letitia chose for rapping at the door.

  • "Well, I shall teach it to say something prettier," Letitia declared.

    Wanted: A Cook Alan Dale
  • I love the person of Charlotte, and it is necessary I should command the fortune of Letitia.

    The Contrast Royall Tyler
  • The idea of the delicatessen dinner—whatever it might be—alone with Letitia, in our newly-acquired home, was simply captivating.

    Wanted: A Cook Alan Dale
  • "Indeed I do," returns Letitia, with the readiest, most unexpected simplicity.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • Edith had kept her as long as she could, but the girl felt that her place was with Miss Letitia.

    The Window at the White Cat Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "I am almost convinced of it," Letitia says, with much solemnity.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
Word Origin and History for Letitia

fem. proper name, literally "gladness," from Latin laetitia, from laetus "glad," of unknown origin.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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