3. (Theol.) One who departs in opinion from the strict principles of orthodoxy.
(Lat`i*tu`di*na"ri*an*ism) n. A latitudinarian system or condition; freedom of opinion in
matters pertaining to religious belief.
Fierce sectarianism bred fierce latitudinarianism.De Quincey.
He [Ammonius Saccas] plunged into the wildest latitudinarianism of opinion.J. S. Harford.
(Lat`i*tu"di*nous) a. Having latitude, or wide extent.
(Lat"on Lat"oun) n. Latten, 1. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(La"trant) a. [L. latrans, p. pr. of latrare. See Latrate.] Barking. [Obs.] Tickell.
(La"trate) v. i. [L. latratus, p. p. of latrare to bark.] To bark as a dog. [Obs.]
(La*tra"tion) n. A barking. [Obs.]
(La*treu"tic*al) a. [Gr. latreytiko`s, fr. latrey`ein to serve, to worship.]
1. Acting as a hired servant; serving; ministering; assisting. [Obs.]
2. Of or pertaining to latria. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
(||La*tri"a) n. [L., fr. Gr. latrei`a, fr. latrey`ein to serve, fr. la`tris servant.] The highest kind of
worship, or that paid to God; distinguished by the Roman Catholics from dulia, or the inferior worship
paid to saints.
(La*trine") n. [L. latrina: cf. F. latrines.] A privy, or water- closet, esp. in a camp, hospital, etc.
(Lat"ro*cin`y) n. [L. latrocinium. Cf. Larceny.] Theft; larceny. [Obs.]
(Lat"ten) n. [OE. latoun, laton, OF. laton, F. laiton, prob. fr. OF. late lath, F. latte; because
made in thin plates; cf. It. latta a sheet of tinned iron, tin plate. F. latte is of German origin. See Lath
a thin board.]
1. A kind of brass hammered into thin sheets, formerly much used for making church utensils, as candlesticks,
crosses, etc.; called also latten brass.
He had a cross of latoun full of stones.Chaucer.
2. Sheet tin; iron plate, covered with tin; also, any metal in thin sheets; as, gold latten.
Black latten, brass in milled sheets, composed of copper and zinc, used by braziers, and for drawing
into wire. Roll latten, latten polished on both sides ready for use. Shaven latten, a thinner
kind than black latten. White latten, a mixture of brass and tin.
(Lat"ter) a. [OE. later, lætter, compar. of lat late. See Late, and cf. Later.]
1. Later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; opposed to former; as, the former
and latter rain.
2. Of two things, the one mentioned second.
The difference between reason and revelation, and in what sense the latter is superior.I. Watts.