Latin Union
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. [1913 Webster]

2. Of, pertaining to, or composed in, the language used by the Romans or Latins; as, a Latin grammar; a Latin composition or idiom. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Latin union — Union Un ion (?; 277), n. [F., from L. unio oneness, union, a single large pearl, a kind of onion, fr. unus one. See {One}, and cf. {Onion}, {Unit}.] 1. The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Latin Union — noun A monetary union (1865–1926) of France, Belgium, Italy and Switzerland, with Greece from 1868 • • • Main Entry: ↑Latin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Latin Union — Infobox Geopolitical organization name = Latin Union native name = ca icon ca. Unió Llatina es icon es. Unión Latina fr icon fr. Union Latine it icon it. Unione Latina pt icon pt. União Latina ro icon ro. Uniunea Latină linking name = the Latin… …   Wikipedia

  • LATIN UNION —    a convention in 1865, between France, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, and Greece, to establish an international monetary standard …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Member states of the Latin Union — The Latin Union currently has member states from five continents. They are listed below by the Romance language that is most spoken there: Contents 1 Spanish 2 French 3 Portuguese 4 Italian …   Wikipedia

  • Latin America — Latin American redirects here. For Latin American people, see Latin Americans. Latin America Area 21,069,501 km2 (8,134,980 sq mi) Population 572,039,894 …   Wikipedia

  • Latin Europe — European countries with a Romance language. Latin Europe, also known as the Romance speaking nations of Europe, is a region of Europe which is said to have several cultural aspects in common including the use of a Romance language officially, co… …   Wikipedia

  • Union — Un ion (?; 277), n. [F., from L. unio oneness, union, a single large pearl, a kind of onion, fr. unus one. See {One}, and cf. {Onion}, {Unit}.] 1. The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Union — Un ion (?; 277), n. [F., from L. unio oneness, union, a single large pearl, a kind of onion, fr. unus one. See {One}, and cf. {Onion}, {Unit}.] 1. The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or joined;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Union by the first intention — Union Un ion (?; 277), n. [F., from L. unio oneness, union, a single large pearl, a kind of onion, fr. unus one. See {One}, and cf. {Onion}, {Unit}.] 1. The act of uniting or joining two or more things into one, or the state of being united or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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