a mode of expression derived from or imitative of Latin.
Origin of Latinism
Related formsan·ti-Lat·in·ism, noun
From the Medieval Latin
dating back to 1560–70.
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Examples from the Web for latinism
Historical Examples of latinism
To compel, literally means to drive together; as a herd (a Latinism and rare).
After the Tuscan mariners transformed; a Latinism, meaning, after the transformation of the Tuscan mariners.
The expression is a Latinism, the gown standing for the toga.
Only in Africa did “Latinism” fail to take root permanently.
There were authors who laboriously tried to Literary dangers of Latinism.
British Dictionary definitions for latinism
a word, idiom, or phrase borrowed from Latin
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