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Common Latin Expressions

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Anno Domini
in the year of our Lord
exempli gratia
for example
ad hoc
for this (particular purpose)
bona fide
in good faith
circa
about
Carpe diem
Seize the day
de facto
on the basis of fact
E pluribus unum
one from many
et cetera
and the rest
Festina lente
Make haste slowly
fiat
let it be done
In hoc signo
In this sign (you will conquer)
habeas corpus
that you may have the body (a common-law writ requiring that a person be brought before a court without delay)
in loco parentis
in the place of a parent
ipso facto
by the very fact
magnum opus
a great work; a masterpiece
Mens sana in corpore sano
a sound mind in a sound body
Modus operandi
method of working
Morituri te salutamus
We, destined to die, salute you
non sequitur
it does not follow; illogical
paterfamilias
father of the family; patriarch
Pax vobiscum
Peace be with you
per annum
by the year; annually
per diem
by the day; each day
post mortem
after death
post scriptum
written afterwards
pro et contra
for and against
pro tempore
for the time being
Tempus fugit
Time flies
Requiescat in Pace
May he rest in peace
terra firma
solid earth
versus
against
verbatim
word by word; in the same words
vox populi
the voice of the people
ad infinitum
endlessly
ad nauseam
to the point of being disgusting
in medias res
in the middle of things
in memoriam
in the memory of
status quo
the state in which; the existing conditions
caveat emptor
let the buyer beware
persona non grata
an unwelcomed person
quid pro quo
something for something
ex libris
from the library of ... (used often on bookplates)
i.e.
id est - that is
e.g.
exempli gratiā - for example
sine qua non
that without which not - a necessity
S.P.Q.R.
Senatus PopulusQue Romanus - The senate and people of Rome
ab ovo usque ad mala
from the egg to the apples - From beginning to end
in toto
in all
cave canem
beware of the dog
caveat emptor
let the buyer beware
per capita
"by the heads" - for each
ante bellum
before the war
per annum
yearly
et al.
et alia - and the other things
Q.E.D.
quod erat demonstrandum - which was to be shown
N.B.
Nota bene - note well
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