Latin Phrases

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    The English meanings are not necessarily literal translations.

    ab extra - from without
    ab initio - from the beginning
    absit omen - may there be no ill omen
    ad absurdum- to the point of absurdity
    ad finem - to the end, towards the end
    ad hoc - for this purpose
    ad infinitum - to infinity
    ad nauseam - to the point where one becomes disgusted
    ad valorem - according to the value
    alma mater - benign mother- applied by old students to their university
    alter ego - one's second half
    amor vincit omnia - love conquers all
    Anno Domini - in the year of our Lord
    annus mirabilis - year of wonders
    ante bellum - before the war
    a priori - based on theory rather than observation
    aqua vitae - water of life
    ars longa, vita brevis - art is long, life is short
    bona fides - in good faith, genuine
    carpe diem - seize the day, enjoy the present day
    casus belli - an act justifying war
    caveat emptor - let the buyer beware
    de facto - from the fact, actual or possibility
    de jure - in law, by right
    dramatis personae - characters of the play
    errare est humanum - to err is human
    et tu, Brute! - And you, too, Brutus! (said to be Julius Caesar's last words)
    exempli gratia - by way of example
    ex cathedra - with authority; used especially of those pronouncements of the Pope that are considered infallible.
    ex gratia - as an act of grace
    ex officio - by virtue of his office
    favete linguis - favour me with your tongues, i.e. be silent
    fiat justitia, ruat coelum - let justice be done, though the heavens fall
    fiat lux - let there be light
    honoris causa - for the sake of honour, honorary
    in loco parentis - in the place of a parent
    in memoriam - in memory, to the memory of
    in situ - situated in the original or natural position
    ipse dixit - he himself said it
    in vino veritas - in wine there is truth
    lapsus linguae - a slip of the tongue
    magnum opus - a great work
    male fide - with bad faith, treacherously
    memento mori - remember that you must die
    modus operandi - plan of working
    persona non grata - unacceptable or unwelcome person
    post mortem - after death
    prima facie - on the first view
    sic transit gloria mundi - so passes away earthly glory
    sine die - without a day being appointed
    sine qua non - without which not, an indispensable condition
    status quo - the state in which things as they are now
    sub judice - under consideration
    ubique - everywhere
    ultra vires - beyond one's powers
    veni, vidi, vici - I came, I saw, I conquered
    vice versa - the terms being reversed
    viva voce - by the living voice, orally
    vox populi, vox Dei - the voice of the people is the voice of God

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