Definition of Latinity in English:

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Latinity

Pronunciation: /ləˈtinitē/

noun

The use of Latin style or words of Latin origin.
Example sentences
  • This suggests, among other things, that the global dominance of modern English does not somehow repeat an early-modern global Latinity.
  • The bishop was compelled by pontifical authority to desist from this wicked labor, and Latinity did not recover until the Renaissance.
  • Saints were by definition postclassical, hagiography postclassical and barbarous, often characterized by ‘poor’ (by classical standards) Latinity and crude miracles.

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Syllabification: La·tin·i·ty

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