Definition of "latent"
  1. Refers to something present but not visible or active, which has the potential to become evident or active
How to use "latent" in a sentence
  1. The latent defects in the property were not discovered until much later.
  2. The attorney argued that the latent evidence, once revealed, would change the outcome of the case.
  3. The law recognizes that latent issues may only surface sometime after the event.

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