legi-, -leg-, -ligi-, -lig-, -lect-, -lectic, -lection

(Latin: read, readable [to choose words; to gather, to collect; to pick out; to read, to recite])

Closely related to lexi-, -lexia, -lexic, -lexis (Greek: a word; a saying, a phrase; speaking).

pseudointellectual, pseudo-intellectual
"He was a real pseudo-intellectual."
1. To bring something back to mind.
2. Remembering something or the ability to remember.
recollection (s) (noun), recollections (pl)
Religio, libertas et scientia.
Religion, liberty, and knowledge.

Motto of Cedar Crest College, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.

1. A set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe; especially, when considered as the creation of a superhuman agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.
2. A specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of people or sects; such as, the Christian religion; the Islamic religion; the Buddhist religion.
3. The body of people adhering to a particular set of beliefs and practices.
4. A strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny.
5. Etymology: "state of life bound by monastic vows", also "conduct indicating a belief in a divine power"; from Anglo-French religiun (11th century); from Old French religion, "religious community"; from Latin religionem, religio, "respect for what is sacred, reverence for the gods"; in Late Latin, "monastic life" (5th century).

According to Cicero, it was derived from relegare, "to go through again, to read again"; from re-, "again" + legere, "to read" (as with "lecture").

Popular etymology among the later ancients (and many modern writers) connects it with religare, "to bind fast", via the notion of "place an obligation on", or "bond between humans and gods".

Religioni et bonis artibus.
For religion and the liberal arts.

Motto of St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.

Religioni reipublicae.
For religion and the state.

Motto of King Henry VIII School, Coventry, U.K.

1. Relating to belief in a religion, the teaching of religion, or the practice of a religion.
2. Believing in and showing devotion or reverence for a deity or deities.
3. Imbued with or exhibiting religion; pious; devout; godly; such as, a religious person.
1. With extreme conscientiousness.
2. Relating to, or devoted to religious beliefs or observances.
Scientiis, artibus, religioni.
By knowledge, by art, by religion.

Motto of Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, USA.

select (verb), selects; selected; selecting
1. To choose someone or something from among several.
2. Chosen on the basis of some particularly high quality.
3. To pick out or to choose from a number of alternative choices.
4. Etymology: from Latin selectus, seligere, "choose out, select"; from se-, "apart" + legere, "to gather, to select".
selection (s) (noun), selections (pl)
1. An act of choosing someone or something from a wide variety of others: "Selections that result because they are regarded with special favor or liking."
2. A carefully chosen or representative collection of people or things: "A selection of things chosen or the offerings to be chosen from among other similar items."
3. A natural or artificial process that favors or induces survival and perpetuation of one kind of organism over others that die or fail to produce offspring: "A distinct selection of a plant, sexual or asexual in origin, selected and propagated for monetary reasons or beauty."
1. Applying to some but not to others.
2. Tending to make careful choices.
selective mutism (SM) (s) (noun), selective mutisms (pl)
A seemingly incongruous behavior in which someone exhibits a ready flow of speech in private, but silence in public: Little Patrick can talk with members of his family; however, he never says anything when he is at school.
In a selective manner; by selection (tending to make careful choices or applying to some but not to others).

Related "word, words" units: etym-; lexico-; locu-; logo-; onomato-; -onym; verbo-.