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- n. A person who obstinately adheres to old ways in spite of clear evidence that they are wrong; an ignorant and bigoted opponent of reform.
- n. An obvious error that is obstinately repeated despite correction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An error obstinately clung to; a prejudice.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a traditional notion that is obstinately held although it is unreasonable
Malapropism of Latin sumpsimus, as noted by Desiderius Erasmus of a monk who recited liturgy (Wiktionary)