latin words and phrases used in english list 1

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ad infinitum

to infinity

ad nauseum

to the point of disgust

ante bellum

before the war

ars longa, vita brevis

art is long, life is short

carpe diem

sieze the day

corpus delicti

the body of crime (there has to be a crime to arrest someone)

de jure (literally)

concerning the law

de jure (usage)

sanctioned by law

de mortuis nil nisi bonum

(say) nothing about the dead unless good

dalma mater (literally)

foster mother

alma mater (usage)

a school you're graduated from

bona fide (literally)

in good faith

bona fide (usage)

genuine

cave canem

beware of the dog

de facto (literally)

concerning the action

de facto (usage)

sanctioned by tradition

et tu, brute

and you brutus

errare est humanum

to error is human

ex libris

from the library of

ex post facto (literally)

from after the action/ fact

ex post facto (usage)

retroactive

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