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Vulgar Latin

noun
  1. popular Latin, as distinguished from literary or standard Latin, especially those spoken forms of Latin from which the Romance languages developed. Abbreviation: VL
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Origin of Vulgar Latin

First recorded in 1810–20
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British Dictionary definitions for vulgar latin

Vulgar Latin

noun
  1. any of the dialects of Latin spoken in the Roman Empire other than classical Latin. The Romance languages developed from them
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