Wills, Trusts, and Estates
A latent ambiguity is one that only arises when applied to the facts. E.g., it says to give it to someone but there are two people by that name.
Latent ambiguities can be between exact fits or partial fits.
Extrinsic evidence will be admitted to resolve latent ambiguities under both common law and modern law.
Latent ambiguities can also be partial fits. If no one person fits the description, but multiple partially fit it, extrinsic evidence will also be allowed to resolve the ambiguity.