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utile

[yoo-til, -tahyl] /ˈyu tɪl, -taɪl/
adjective
1.
Origin
1475-1485
1475-85; < Old French < Latin ūtilis, equivalent to ūt(ī) to use + -ilis -ile

utile dulci

[oo-ti-le doo l-kee; English yoot-l-ee duhl-sahy, -see] /ˈu tɪ lɛ ˈdʊl ki; English ˈyut l i ˈdʌl saɪ, -si/
Latin.
1.
the useful with the pleasurable.
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  • Everything has the potential to be abusive, and not everything has the potential to be utile.
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utile

/ˈjuːtaɪl; -tɪl/
adjective
1.
an obsolete word for useful
Word Origin
C15: via Old French from Latin ūtilis, from ūtī to use
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Word Origin and History for utile

late 15c., from Old French utile (13c.), from Latin utilis, from uti (see use (v.)).

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