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  1. Also NL., N.L. New Latin; Neo-Latin.
  2. night letter.


  1. Printing. new line.
  2. non licet.
  3. non liquet.


  1. Baseball. National League.
  2. Also NL, NL. New Latin; Neo-Latin.
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  • I was ridin' home from the NL, an' I slipped in here to let you by.'

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx

  • Colston smiled: "NL rodeo probably camped near here an' the boys run in to wake up the town!"

    Prairie Flowers

    James B. Hendryx

British Dictionary definitions for nl


abbreviation for
  1. non licet
  2. non liquet

Word Origin

Latin: (for sense 1) it is not permitted (for sense 2) it is not clear


the internet domain name for
  1. the Netherlands


abbreviation for
  1. New Latin
  2. the Netherlands (international car registration)
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