- Rhymes: -eɪməs
After the ignorant lawyer Ignoramus, the titular character in the 1615 play Ignoramus by the English playwright Georges Ruggle; from Latin ignōrāmus (“we do not know, we are ignorant of”), the first-person plural present active indicative of īgnōrō (“I do not know, I am unacquainted with, I am ignorant of”).
- See also Wikisaurus:ignoramus
ignoramus (plural ignoramuses)
- (law, dated) A grand jury's ruling on an indictment when the evidence is determined to be insufficient to send the case to trial.