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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. the form of Latin written between the 3rd and 8th centuries;
[syn: Late Latin, Biblical Latin]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Latin \Lat"in\, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Latium; a Roman. [1913 Webster] 2. The language of the ancient Romans. [1913 Webster] 3. An exercise in schools, consisting in turning English into Latin. [Obs.] --Ascham. [1913 Webster] 4. (Eccl.) A member of the Roman Catholic Church. [1913 Webster] Dog Latin, barbarous Latin; a jargon in imitation of Latin; as, the log Latin of schoolboys. Late Latin, Low Latin, terms used indifferently to designate the latest stages of the Latin language; low Latin (and, perhaps, late Latin also), including the barbarous coinages from the French, German, and other languages into a Latin form made after the Latin had become a dead language for the people. Law Latin, that kind of late, or low, Latin, used in statutes and legal instruments; -- often barbarous. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Late Latin n 1: the form of Latin written between the 3rd and 8th centuries [syn: Late Latin, Biblical Latin]