Law 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Law Latin — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • law latin — noun Usage: capitalized 2d L : the Low Latin containing latinized English and old French words that is used in English law * * * law Latin noun Latin as used in law and legal documents, being a mixture of Latin with Old French and Latinized… …   Useful english dictionary

  • law Latin — noun Barbarous Latin. (1811 Dictionary of Vulgar Tongue) Syn: apothecarys Latin, dog Latin, bog Latin …   Wiktionary

  • law latin — The corrupt form of the Latin language employed in the old English lawbooks and legal proceedings …   Black's law dictionary

  • law latin — The corrupt form of the Latin language employed in the old English lawbooks and legal proceedings …   Black's law dictionary

  • law Latin — The Latin language, considerably mutilated, as used in the old forms and proceedings in England for four centuries, until the subversion of our ancient constitution under Cromwell. See 3 Bl Comm 319, 322 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • A in Latin and law Latin — Anglo American law abounds in Latin and French words and phrases, and the use of A in these languages is important to the English speaking lawyer. In Latin A was used both as an abbreviation and as a symbol. For example A was an abbreviation for… …   Black's law dictionary

  • A in Latin and law Latin — Anglo American law abounds in Latin and French words and phrases, and the use of A in these languages is important to the English speaking lawyer. In Latin A was used both as an abbreviation and as a symbol. For example A was an abbreviation for… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Law — (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See {Lie} to be… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Law binding — Law Law (l[add]), n. [OE. lawe, laghe, AS. lagu, from the root of E. lie: akin to OS. lag, Icel. l[ o]g, Sw. lag, Dan. lov; cf. L. lex, E. legal. A law is that which is laid, set, or fixed; like statute, fr. L. statuere to make to stand. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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