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  1. knowledge or use of the Latin language: He bemoaned the lack of Latinity among today's scholars.
  2. Latin style or idiom.
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Origin of Latinity

First recorded in 1610–20, Latinity is from the Latin word latīnitās Latin style. See Latin, -ity
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Examples from the Web for latinity

Historical Examples

  • They generally lose their point when they lose their Latinity.

    The Catholic World. Volume II; Numbers 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

    E. Rameur

  • Its Latinity is good, and might belong to the classical period.

  • "Late seventeenth century Latinity," commented Average Jones.

    Average Jones

    Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • He had dared to differ with Fraser, a hot pedant, on some piece of Latinity.

    The Wits and Beaux of Society

    Grace & Philip Wharton

  • "More abundant in vocabulary than elegant in Latinity," was their comment, a fault they considered marking all French Latin.

    Charles the Bold

    Ruth Putnam

British Dictionary definitions for latinity


  1. facility in the use of Latin
  2. Latin style, esp in literature
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