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Definition of "latter" []

  • Being the second of two persons or things mentioned: Between captain and major, the latter is the higher rank. See Usage Note at former2. (adjective)
  • Near or nearer to the end: the latter part of the book. (adjective)
  • Further advanced in time or sequence; later: a style that has been revived in latter times. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "latter" in a sentence
  • "The latter regarded the former as inftru - ments of power* wifliing ro pay their court to the Mother Countiyf by curbing the fpirit of American freedom* and the fornex kept a flridl eye on the latter* left they might fmooth the way to independency* at which they were charged, with aiming."
  • "If my read of my neighbors plate is accurate, the latter translates as cold hash browns."
  • "* It's easier to prove a global warming trend than "changing the climate" since the latter is a convoluted concept."