Latin: From ambiguus, doubtful, uncertain, obscure. Ambiguity; uncertainty of meaning. Ambiguitas latens, a latent ambiguity; ambiguitas patens, a patent ambiguity. See Ambiguity. Ambiguitas veborum latens verifl eatione suppletnr; nam quod ex facto oritur ambignnm verificatione facti tol litur. A latent ambiguity in the language may be removed by evidence; for whatever ambiguity arises from an extrinsic fact may be explained by extrinsic evidence. Bac. Max. Reg. 28% Ambignitas verbornm patens nulla verificatione exduditur. A patent ambiguity cannot be cleared up by extrinsic evidence. Lofft, 249.