Definitions for vulgar latin
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
popular Latin, as distinguished from literary or standard Latin, esp. those spoken forms of Latin from which the Romance languages developed.
Ref: Abbr.: VL 1
Origin of Vulgar Latin:
nonclassical Latin dialects spoken in the Roman Empire; source of Romance languages
The Latin language as spoken by the Roman people, as opposed to Classical Latin as written in formal literature until about 4c.
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