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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Latin  \Lat"in\,  a.  [F.,  fr  L.  Latinus  belonging  to  Latium, 
  Latin,  fr  Latium  a  country  of  Italy,  in  which  Rome  was 
  situated.  Cf  {Ladin},  Lateen  sail,  under  {Lateen}.] 
  1.  Of  or  pertaining  to  Latium,  or  to  the  Latins,  a  people  of 
  Latium;  Roman;  as  the  Latin  language. 
  2.  Of  pertaining  to  or  composed  in  the  language  used  by 
  the  Romans  or  Latins;  as  a  Latin  grammar;  a  Latin 
  composition  or  idiom. 
  {Latin  Church}  (Eccl.  Hist.),  the  Western  or  Roman  Catholic 
  Church,  as  distinct  from  the  Greek  or  Eastern  Church. 
  {Latin  cross}.  See  Illust.  1  of  {Cross}. 
  {Latin  races},  a  designation  sometimes  loosely  given  to 
  certain  nations,  esp.  the  French,  Spanish,  and  Italians, 
  who  speak  languages  principally  derived  from  Latin. 
  {Latin  Union},  an  association  of  states,  originally 
  comprising  France,  Belgium,  Switzerland,  and  Italy,  which 
  in  1865,  entered  into  a  monetary  agreement,  providing  for 
  an  identity  in  the  weight  and  fineness  of  the  gold  and 
  silver  coins  of  those  countries,  and  for  the  amounts  of 
  each  kind  of  coinage  by  each  Greece,  Servia,  Roumania, 
  and  Spain  subsequently  joined  the  Union. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Latin  \Lat"in\,  v.  t. 
  To  write  or  speak  in  Latin;  to  turn  or  render  into  Latin. 
  [Obs.]  --Fuller. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  or  relating  to  the  ancient  Latins  or  the  Latin  language; 
  "Latin  verb  conjugations"  [syn:  {Latin}] 
  2:  having  or  resembling  the  psychology  or  temper  characteristic 
  of  people  of  Latin  America;  "very  Latin  in  temperament"; 
  "a  Latin  disdain";  "his  hot  Latin  blood"  [syn:  {Latin}] 
  3:  relating  to  people  or  countries  speaking  Romance  languages; 
  "Latin  America"  [syn:  {Latin}] 
  4:  relating  to  languages  derived  from  Latin;  "Romance 
  languages"  [syn:  {Romance},  {Latin}] 
  5:  of  or  relating  to  the  ancient  region  of  Latium;  "Latin 
  towns"  [syn:  {Latin}] 
  n  :  any  dialect  of  the  language  of  ancient  Rome  [syn:  {Latin}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  the  vernacular  language  of  the  ancient  Romans  (John  19:20). 

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