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 for Latin races
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Latin \Lat"in\, a. [F., fr. L. Latinus belonging to Latium,
     Latin, fr. Latium a country of Italy, in which Rome was
     situated. Cf. Ladin, Lateen sail, under Lateen.]
     1. Of or pertaining to Latium, or to the Latins, a people of
        Latium; Roman; as, the Latin language.
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     2. Of, pertaining to, or composed in, the language used by
        the Romans or Latins; as, a Latin grammar; a Latin
        composition or idiom.
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     Latin Church (Eccl. Hist.), the Western or Roman Catholic
        Church, as distinct from the Greek or Eastern Church.
     Latin cross. See Illust. 1 of Cross.
     Latin races, a designation sometimes loosely given to
        certain nations, esp. the French, Spanish, and Italians,
        who speak languages principally derived from Latin.
     Latin Union, an association of states, originally
        comprising France, Belgium, Switzerland, and Italy, which,
        in 1865, entered into a monetary agreement, providing for
        an identity in the weight and fineness of the gold and
        silver coins of those countries, and for the amounts of
        each kind of coinage by each. Greece, Servia, Roumania,
        and Spain subsequently joined the Union.
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