Meaning of “latitude” - Learner’s Dictionary

latitude

noun uk us /ˈlætɪtjuːd/
DISTANCE [ C, U ]

the distance of a place north or south of the Equator (= imaginary line around the Earth's middle), measured in degrees:

The latitude of Helsinki is approximately 60 degrees north.
FREEDOM [ U ] formal

freedom to do what you want:

She should be allowed the latitude to choose the people she wants.

(Definition of “latitude” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)