from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An idiom, a structure, or a word derived from or suggestive of Latin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any word or phrase borrowed from Latin, or suggestive of Latin

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A Latin idiom; a mode of speech peculiar to Latin; also, a mode of speech in another language, as English, formed on a Latin model.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Latin idiom; a mode of expression, peculiar to the Latin language; use of Latin forms or derivatives.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a word or phrase borrowed from Latin


Latin +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)



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