(?), a. [OE. later, ltter, compar. of lat late. See Late, and cf. Later.] 1. Later; more recent; coming or happening after something else; -- opposed to former; as, the former and latter rain.
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2. Of two things, the one mentioned second.
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The difference between reason and revelation, and in what sense the latter is superior.
I. Watts.
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3. Recent; modern.
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Hath not navigation discovered in these latter ages, whole nations at the bay of Soldania?
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4. Last; latest; final. [R.] "My latter gasp." Shak.
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Latter harvest, the last part of the harvest. -- Latter spring, the last part of the spring of the year. Shak.
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