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Originated 1785–95 from Anglo- +‎ Latin.

Proper noun[edit]


  1. Medieval Latin language as used in Britain, especially ecclesiastical and legal Latin.
  2. Term derived from the Anglo-Latin medioeval language, such as hearse, herald and prong.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The period begins with the arrival of Augustine in Britain in 597 AD and is sometimes considered to end in 1066 AD, though writing in Latin in Britain continued to the fifteenth century and beyond.


  • Anglo-Latin” in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000.
  • Anglo-Latin”, in Unabridged:, LLC, 1995–.