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  • adj. Having latitude, or wide extent.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having latitude, or wide extent.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Very broad; having a wide extent or scope.


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  • Far away he heard the grinding of a garbage truck making its latitudinous way along Tenth Street.

    The Ninja

  • And these are the declarations of the great master spirt of the advocates of latitudinous powers in the Federal Government.

    Secession: Considered as a Right in the States Composing the Late American Union of States, and as to the Grounds of Justification of the Southern States in Exercising the Right.

  • I have not been able to discover anywhere the grant of such a power, even by the most latitudinous implication.

    Opinion of John H. Gilmer on the Conscription Act,

  • If a national bank was, as is undeniable, repudiated by the framers of the Constitution as incompatible with the rights of the States and the liberties of the people; if from the beginning it has been regarded by large portions of our citizens as coming in direct collision with that great and vital amendment of the Constitution which declares that all powers not conferred by that instrument on the General Government are reserved to the States and to the people; if it has been viewed by them as the first great step in the march of latitudinous construction, which unchecked would render that sacred instrument of as little value as an unwritten constitution, dependent, as it would alone be, for its meaning on the interested interpretation of a dominant party, and affording no security to the rights of the minority -- if such is undeniably the case, what rational grounds could have been conceived for anticipating aught but determined opposition to such an institution at the present day.

    State of the Union Address (1790-2001)

  • I’ve never found obvious and latitudinous humor funny.

    Four Hunnnnnn-dred Years « Climate Audit


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