1 pron When two people, things, or groups have just been mentioned, you can refer to the second of them as the latter.
He tracked down his cousin and uncle. The latter was sick.
Latter is also an adjective., adj ADJ n
There are the people who speak after they think and the people who think while they're speaking. Mike definitely belongs in the latter category.
2 adj You use latter to describe the later part of a period of time or event. ADJ n
(=later) The latter part of the debate concentrated on abortion.
Latter-day is used to describe someone or something that is a modern equivalent of a person or thing in the past. adj ADJ n
He holds the belief that he is a latter-day prophet.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
closing, concluding, last, last-mentioned, later, latest, modern, recent, second
antecedent, earlier, foregoing, former, preceding, previous, prior
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