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By Noah Webster.
Freedom or laxity of opinions, usually applied to religious opinions; latitude of a heavenly body, the angular distance of the body from the ecliptic; parallels of latitude, the small circles drawn parallel to the equator on the terrestrial globe, or on a map of the world; high latitudes, the parts of the earth's surface lying near or beyond the arctic circle in the northern, and the antarctic circle in the southern hemisphere; low latitudes, the parts of the earth's surface lying near the equator; middle latitudes, the parts of the earth's surface lying within the temperate zones. Note.-The terms longitude and latitude had their origin from the notion of the ancients, that the earth was longer from east to west than from south to north,-these terms expressing length and breadth.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.