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Latin 1 (2016 - 2017) Latin Words and Phrases Used in English

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ad astra per aspera
to the stars through difficulties
ad hoc
for this particular purpose
ad infinitum
indefinitely, without limit
ad nauseam
to the degree of disgust
alma mater
foster mother (applied to one's college or school)
alter ego
a second self, a very close friend
Annuit coeptis
He (God) has favored our undertakings
ars artis gratia
art for art's sake
ars longa, vita brevis
art is long, life short
bona fide
in good faith, genuine
carpe diem
make the most of today (seize the day)
caveat emptor
let the buyer beware (he buys at his own risk)
corpus deliciti
the body of the crime
cum grano salis
with a grain of salt
de facto
in fact, actual
de gustibus non est disputandum
there is no accounting for tastes, everyone to his own taste
de iure
by right, legally
de mortuis nil nisi bonum
of the dead say nothing but good
divide et impera
divide and rule
Dum spiro, spero
while I breathe, I hope
E pluribus unum
out of many, one
errare humanum est
to err is human
ex libris
from the book collection of
ex officio
by virtue of office
ex post facto
retroactive
ex tempore
on the spur of the moment
Excelsior
higher
festina lente
make haste slowly
habeas corpus
a writ to bring before a judge a person who is detained
in absentia
in one's absence
in hoc signo vinces
by this sign you will conquer
in loco parentis
in the place of a parent
in medias res
into the midst of things
in memoriam
to the memory of
in re
in the matter of, concerning
in toto
entirely
ipso facto
by the very nature of the case, by the fact itself
labor omnia vincit
work conquers everything
lapsus linguae
a slip of the tongue
mens sana in corpore sano
a sound mind in a sound body
modus vivendi
a method of living or getting along together
multum in parvo
much in a small space
ne plus ultra
nothing more beyond, perfection
non compos mentis
not of sound mind
non sequitur
an inference that does not follow from the original statement
novus ordo seclorum
a new world order
pax vobiscum
peace be with you
per annum
by the year, each year
per capita
for each individual
per diem
by the day
per se
by itself, essentially
persona non grata
a person who is not acceptable
post mortem
occuring after death
post proelium, praemium
after the battle comes the reward
prima facie
on first sight or appearance
pro and con(tra)
for and against
pro bono publico
for the public welfare
quid pro quo
something for something
semper fidelis
ever faithful
semper paratus
always prepared
sic semper tyrannis
thus always to tyrants
sic transit gloria mundi
thus passes away the glory of the world
sine die
without appointing a day for meeting again
sine qua non
something indispensable, a necessity
status quo
the existing state
stet
let it remain
tempus frigit
time flies
terra firma
solid ground
vade mecum
something carried by a person at all times
verbatim
word for word
via
by way of
vice versa
the other way around, conversely
vigilantia pretium liberatis
vigilance is the price of liberty
viva voce
by word of mouth, orally
vox populi, vox dei
the voice of the people is the voice of god
modus operandi
a method of working