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Latin Phrases 4-8

LatinEnglish TranslationModern English Identification
emeritus/emerita with merit retired
carpe diem seize the day don't waste time
casus belli cause of war reason for commencing hostilities
caveat emptor let the buyer beware be cautious when purchasing items
dues ex machina god from the machine an artificial or improbable device used to resolve the difficulties of a plot
tabula rasa blank slate starting point
cum laude with praise 4th highest college graduate GPA
de jure from law established by legal precedent
de facto from the fact in reality
et alii (et al.) and other people last in a list of people
et cetera (etc.) and other things last in a list of inanimate items
ex officio out of the office by virtue of one's position
ex post facto from after the fact subsequently/later
exempli gratia (e.g.) for the sake of example -----
habeas corpus you may have the body right of citizens to avoid unlawful imprisonment
sine qua non without which not the crucial element
quid pro quo something for something tit for tat (payback for something)
sic thus used in direct quotations to show a grammatical mistake in the original source
in absentia in the absence refers to something that is decided upon in when a person is not present
in memoriam ito memory refers to something established/dedicated in commemoration of a deceased person
in toto in whole something in its entirety
terra firma sold ground territory that's not paludial, etc.
ipso facto by the fact itself something is by its very nature, verifiable in its context
opus citatum (op. cit.) work cited used in citations to show that something has been referenced previously
per capita through (by) heads individually
per se through (by) itself refers to something that should be considered to be either innate or natural
homo sapiens wise man genus and species of human beings
ibidem in the same place used in citations to show that something is in the exact location of something previously cited
id est (i.e) that is something that attempts to explain something in other words
per annum through the year refers to something that is measured on a yearly basis
Created by: frances_melvin