- Societies of learned individuals, with restricted membership, organised to advance arts, sciences, letters, music, or other cultural or intellectual areas of endeavour. The term refers not only to groups of learned persons but also to institutions of learning.
- Heilbron 2003
- The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica 2017
- Katsiadakis Helen (AA)
- Mergoupi-Savaidou Eirini (AA)
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