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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Latitude \Lat"i*tude\, n. [F. latitude, L. latitudo, fr. latus broad, wide, for older stlatus; perh. akin to E. strew.] 1. Extent from side to side, or distance sidewise from a given point or line; breadth; width. [1913 Webster] Provided the length do not exceed the latitude above one third part. --Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] 2. Room; space; freedom from confinement or restraint; hence, looseness; laxity; independence. [1913 Webster] In human actions there are no degrees and precise natural limits described, but a latitude is indulged. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 3. Extent or breadth of signification, application, etc.; extent of deviation from a standard, as truth, style, etc. [1913 Webster] No discreet man will believe Augustine's miracles, in the latitude of monkish relations. --Fuller. [1913 Webster] 4. Extent; size; amplitude; scope. [1913 Webster] I pretend not to treat of them in their full latitude. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 5. (Geog.) Distance north or south of the equator, measured on a meridian. [1913 Webster] 6. (Astron.) The angular distance of a heavenly body from the ecliptic. [1913 Webster] Ascending latitude, Circle of latitude, Geographical latitude, etc. See under Ascending. Circle, etc. High latitude, that part of the earth's surface near either pole, esp. that part within either the arctic or the antarctic circle. Low latitude, that part of the earth's surface which is near the equator. [1913 Webster]