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LAT'IN, adjective Pertaining to the Latins, a people of Latium, in Italy; Roman; as the latin language.

Latin church, the western church; the christian church in Italy, France, Spain and other countries where the latin language was introduced, as distinct from the Greek or eastern church.

LAT'IN, noun

1. The language of the ancient Romans.

2. An exercise in schools, consisting in turning English into latin