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adjective Literary.
  1. belated.
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Origin of lated

First recorded in 1585–95; late + -ed2
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Examples from the Web for lated

Historical Examples

  • It is to be regarded as a contraction of that word; like lated for belated in Macbeth, iii.

    The Lady of the Lake

    Sir Walter Scott

  • If there is any doctrine calcu- lated to make man bigoted, unsympathetic, and cruel, it is the doctrine of predestination.

British Dictionary definitions for lated


  1. an archaic word for belated
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