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illiteracy (n.)

1650s, "inability to read and write," from illiterate + abstract noun suffix -cy. Earlier in this sense was illiterature (1590s).

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Definitions of illiteracy from WordNet

illiteracy (n.)
ignorance resulting from not reading;
illiteracy (n.)
an inability to read;
Synonyms: analphabetism
From wordnet.princeton.edu