The Collaborative International Dictionary
Delectus \De*lec"tus\, n. [L., selection, from deligere,
delectum, to select.]
A name given to an elementary book for learners of Latin or
n. (context obsolete English) An elementary book for learners of Latin or Greek.
Usage examples of "delectus".
True, a child whose delectus is taken from Cornelius Nepos or Caesar will be better prepared perhaps for going on to Virgil and Cicero than a child whose delectus is taken from the Vulgate.
His delecti ex civitatibus attribuuntur, quorum consilio bellum administraretur.