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Man distinguished from other animals as a thinking and reasoning creature.
Late Middle English. From post-classical Latin animal rationale (early 3rd cent. in Tertullian) from classical Latin animal + ratiōnāle, neuter of ratiōnālis; compare Seneca Epistulae 41. 8 rationale…animal est homo ‘man is a rational animal’.
animal rationale/ˈanɪmal raʃəˈnɑːli/
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