|1.||[ adjective ] referring to the second of two things or persons mentioned (or the last one or ones of several)|
"in the latter case"
|Related terms:||former last_mentioned|
|2.||[ adjective ] more advanced in time or nearer to the end in a sequence|
"these latter days" "the latter (or last) part of the book" "latter (or later) part of the 18th century"
|3.||[ noun ] the second of two or the second mentioned of two|
"Tom and Dick were both heroes but only the latter is remembered today"
|Related terms:||former second|