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Frequently with capital initial. (The name of) lectures given by Aristotle to intimate friends and scholars on the esoteric parts of his philosophy.
Mid 17th century. From acroamatic, after post-classical Latin acroamatica or its etymon Byzantine Greek τὰ ἀκροαματικά writings on esoteric subjects, use as noun of neuter plural of ἀκροαματικός.
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