The latter part of the book.
A style that has been revived in latter times.
An example of latter is 11:00 PM when the party started at 7:00 PM.
An example of latter is the second act in a play.
Regarding captain and major, the latter rank is higher.
Jack and Bill are twins, but the latter is shorter than the former.
Origin of latter
- Middle English later from Old English lætra lē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Old English lÃ¦tra.