Dog Latin
Latin Lat"in, n. 1. A native or inhabitant of Latium; a Roman. [1913 Webster]

2. The language of the ancient Romans. [1913 Webster]

3. An exercise in schools, consisting in turning English into Latin. [Obs.] --Ascham. [1913 Webster]

4. (Eccl.) A member of the Roman Catholic Church. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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