1. [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.
2. The language of the ancient Romans.
3. An exercise in schools, consisting in turning English into
Latin. [Obs.] --Ascham.
4. (Eccl.) A member of the Roman Catholic Church.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the form of Latin written between the 3rd and 8th centuries
[syn: Late Latin, Biblical Latin]