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Of, derived from, or suggestive of Latin: a Latinate word; a formal, Latinate prose style.


1. (Languages) (of writing, vocabulary, etc) imitative of or derived from Latin
2. (Historical Terms) (of writing, vocabulary, etc) imitative of or derived from Latin


(ˈlæt nˌeɪt)

of or derived from Latin.
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Adj.1.latinate - derived from or imitative of Latin
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Many, risking complaints to Rome by self-appointed liturgy police, boldly refuse to use inappropriate Latinate words and substitute gender-neutral pronouns.
Partly because of its Norse, Teutonic, and Latinate roots; the world-spanning embrace of the British Empire; and the ease of incorporating borrowings into a declension-free structure, English has by far the richest vocabulary of any language, by some accounts exceeding a million words.
The backs of the cardboard figures were white, marked with graphological waves of joined initials in a range of alphabets, Latinate, Cyrillic, Indic, Hanzi, occasional hearts and gum spots, and, of course, there were cardboard stands inserted into the backs so the figures could remain vertical, but from the back, they looked even less human and more like window displays the shop neglected to ever put back into storage.
The fanteria--that is, the foot soldiers or fanti, collectively--became a significant branch of the arms, and the Italian word, in the more Latinate form infanteria, was borrowed into English in the 1500s as infantry.
Both translations are faithful renditions that seek to adhere, in the target language, to Seneca's underlying Latinate structure.
For Machiavelli's early life, the evidence for which is scanty, Celenza undertakes an examination of the Latinate culture of Renaissance Italy, seeing it as key to the formation of Machiavelli's outlook.
Oxford English Dictionary reveals that the Latinate word
It might be easy for an algorithm to parse Latinate words, but this is not so in Chinese or Japanese words," Noel explains.
Also, Herrmans has an excellent command of the Anglophone academese, a complex, often Latinate, English, which haunts (or schongeists) in much of the anthropological literature on ritual (and beyond)--sometimes moving along the narrow path between informative value and aesthetic expression.
This name was written in Latinate letters in various Western sources as both "Ankyra" and "Ancyra.
English DOCs feature two constraints: a semantic or possessor constraint and a morphological or Latinate constraint.