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[mass noun] A debased form of Latin.
- ‘That is my rather crude translation of what has generally been referred to as the ‘dog Latin’ used in the law.’
- ‘Homeopathic remedies often have fancy names going back to Hahnemann's time, when much of medicine was obscured by use of dog Latin.’
- ‘The track had no name but was referred to in the records, in dog Latin, as ‘alta via ducen ad Richmond Ferry’ (the high way leading to Richmond Ferry).’
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