Basic Guidelines For English Spellings
(of the copying of a text) letter by letter.
word for word, letter for letter, line for line, to the letter, literally, exactly, precisely, in every detail, closely, faithfully, religiously, rigorously, punctiliously, with strict attention to detail, strictly
- ‘The reporter chose to include the text of her speech ‘verbatim et literatim,’ recognizing her oratorical prowess with an acknowledgment that ‘her strong emphasis gave additional point to the words.’’
Early 17th century medieval Latin.
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