Latin NOUN 1) the language of ancient Rome and its empire. 2) a person from a country whose language developed from Latin, e.g. a Latin American.
ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the Latin language. 2) relating to countries using languages that developed from Latin, especially Latin America. 3) relating to the Western or Roman Catholic Church.
DERIVATIVES Latinism noun Latinist noun Latinity noun.
ORIGIN from Latin Latinus 'of Latium' (an ancient region in central Italy).

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