16 terms

Latin III List TWO of Latin Phrases

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ad interim
can be abbreviated "ad int" and has an English counterpart which is "in the interim" and the meaning is "in the meantime" as an INTERIM pastor a pastor who is in charge of your church in the meantime until a permanent one can be found
aegrescit medendo
the remedy is worse than the disease literally " the disease worsens with the treatment", a phrase from Vergil
amor proximi
love of one's neighbor, from the Book of Leviticus in the Bible which says, "love thy neighbor as thyself"
a vinculo matrimonii
means a divorce from the chains of marriage, it is a total divorce of husband and wife, dissolves the marriage tie and releases the parties totally from matrimonial obligations.
consensus facit legem
consent makes law, the principle that an agreement between 2 parties is binding if the agreement does not in any way violate existing law
ignorantia legis
ignorance of the law, means that ignorance does not excuse you from knowing the laws
locus sigilli
the place of the seal, abbreviated "l.s" and is the place on a document where a seal of a notary public would be placed
Ave Caesar nos morituri te salutamus
Hail Caesar, we who are about to die salute you
this phrase was said by gladiators entering the arena to launch into mortal combat
non possumus
we are not able, we cannot, this was the response given by Peter and John when asked to stop preaching, now used by a pope to reject a suggested innovation to doctrine
paucis verbis
literally "in few words", we would say, in brief
qui me amat, amat meam felem (canem)
who loves me loves my cat (dog), love me love my cat
seq (seqq)
an abbreviation of sequens and sequentes, meaning "the following" and of sequitur "it follows"
sit non doctissima coniunx
this was by Martial and it means ",may my wife not be very learned", he thought this to be a Roman formula for a happy marriage having a wife that wasn't smart
suum cuique pulchrum
literally "to everyone, his own is beautiful" we would say Love is blind
testis unus, testis nullus
one witness, no witness- a legal statement which says that unsupported testimony is NO better than the complete ABSENCE of testimony and it suggests to us that we should not give full credence to a story we hear from one source only
volens et potens
willing and able