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Date: 1300-1400
Language: French
Origin: Latin intellectus, from the past participle of intellegere; INTELLIGENT

intellect

noun
     
in‧tel‧lect
1 [uncountable and countable] the ability to understand things and to think intelligently
superior/considerable/keen etc intellect
He combined a formidable intellect with a talent for speaking.
2 [countable] someone who is very intelligent

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