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Ab Hinc
   means   
From Here on
Ab Imo Pectore
   means   
From the Bottom of the Heart
Ab Initio
   means   
From the Beginning
Absit Invidia
   means   
No Offence Intended
Acta Non Verba
   means   
Action Not Words
Ad Alium Diem
   means   
At Another Day
Ad Hoc
   means   
To This Particular Purpose
Ad Hominem
   means   
According to the Person
Ad Idem
   means   
Of the Same Mind
Ad Libitum
   means   
As One Pleases
'ad lib'
Ad Locum
   means   
At the Place
Ad Nauseam
   means   
To the Point of Making One Sick
Ad Rem
   means   
To the Point
Adsum
   means   
Here! Present!
Ad Vitam Aeternam
   means   
Forever
Alias
   means   
Otherwise
Alibi
   means   
Elsewhere
Alma Mater
   means   
Nurturing Mother
Alter Ego
   means   
Other Self
Alumnus
   means   
Former Pupil
Literally 'nursling'.
Amor Caecis Est
   means   
Love is Blind
Amor Dei Intellectualis
   means   
The Intellectual Love Towards God
Baruch Spinoza
Amor Patriae
   means   
Love of Country
Amor Vincint Omnia
   means   
Love Conquers All
Virgil
Annus Horribilis
   means   
A Horrible Year
Alternate colloquial translation could be a "bum year"
Annus Mirabilis
   means   
Year of Wonders
Antebellum
   means   
Before the War
Ante Meridiem
   means   
Before Noon
A.M.
Aqua Vitae
   means   
Water of Life
Formerly applied to strong alcohol - whisky or brandy.
Ars Gratia Artis
   means   
Art for Art's Sake
The motto of Metro Goldwyn Meyer.
Ars Longa, Vita Brevis
   means   
Art is Long, Life is Short
Aude Sapere
   means   
Dare to Know
Audio, Video, Disco
   means   
I Hear, I See, I Learn
Aurea Mediocritas
   means   
The Golden Mean
Aurora Australis
   means   
The Southern Lights
Aurora Borealis
   means   
The Northern Lights
Ave Atque Vale
   means   
Hail and Farewell
Catallus
Bella Detesta Matribus
   means   
Wars, the Horror of the Mothers
Horace
Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes
   means   
The War of All Against All
Thomas Hobbes
A Bene Placito
   means   
At One’s Pleasure
Bona Fide
   means   
Acting in Good Faith
Bona Fortuna
   means   
Good Luck
Cadit Quastio
   means   
The Question Drops
Caeca Invidia Est
   means   
Envy is Blind
Livy
A Capite Ad Calcem
   means   
From Head to Heel
Carpe Diem
   means   
Seize the Day
Casus Belli
   means   
Grounds for War
Causa Sui
   means   
Cause Of Itself
Baruch Spinoza
Caveat Emptor
   means   
Let the Buyer Beware
Cave
   means   
Beware
Cetera Desunt
   means   
The Rest is Missing
Circa
   means   
Approximately
Often abbreviated to 'c', e.g. c1920.
Cogito Ergo Sum
   means   
I Think Therefore I Am
Rene Descartes
Compos Mentis
   means   
Of Sound Mind
Confer
   means   
Compare
Often abbreviated to 'cf.'
Consensu Omnium
   means   
By Agreement of All
Corpus Delicti
   means   
The Body or Evidence in a Crime
Corrigenda
   means   
A List to Be Corrected (in a Book)
Crux
   means   
Puzzle
Cui Bono
   means   
For Whose Benefit is It
Cum Laude
   means   
With Praise
Cura Posterior
   means   
A Latter Concern
Curriculum Vitae
   means   
The Course of One's Life
De Die in Diem
   means   
From Day to Day
De Facto
   means   
In Fact
De Profundis
   means   
Out of the Depths
Deus Sive Natura
   means   
God or Nature
Baruch Spinoza
Dies Natalis
   means   
Birthday
Discere Docendo
   means   
Learn Through Teaching
Divide Et Impera
   means   
Divide and Conquer
Domus Dulcis Domus
   means   
Home Sweet Home
Eo Ipso
   means   
By the Very Act
Esse Est Percipi
   means   
To Be Is to Be Perceived
George Berkeley
Esto Perpetua
   means   
Let It Be Forever
Et Alia
   means   
And Others
(or et alii) Abbreviated et al.
Etcetera
   means   
And the Rest
Usually "etc."
Et Nunc Et Semper
   means   
Now and Forever
Et Sequens
   means   
And the Following
Abbreviated et. seq.
Ex Abrupto
   means   
Without Preparation
Ex Cathedra
   means   
With Authority
Exempli Gratia
   means   
By Grace of Example
"e.g."
Ex Libris
   means   
From the Library (of)
Ex More
   means   
According to Custom
Ex Officio
   means   
By Virtue of One's Position
Ex Post Facto
   means   
After the Deed
Ex Proprio Motu
   means   
Voluntarily
Extempore
   means   
Without Premeditation
Ex Vi Termini
   means   
By Definition
Factum Est
   means   
It is Done
Felix Culpa
   means   
Happy Fault
Fiat
   means   
Let It Be Done
Finis
   means   
The End
Flagrante Delicto
   means   
In the Act of Committing a Crime
Fons Et Origo
   means   
The Source and Origin
Fortes Fortuna Adiuvat
   means   
Fortune Favors the Brave
Fortius Quo Fidelius
   means   
Strength Through Loyalty
Hic Jacet
   means   
Here Lies
Hodie Mihi, Cras Tibi
   means   
Today for Me, Tomorrow for You
Homo Homini Lupus
   means   
Man is a Wolf to Man
Thomas Hobbes
Honoris Causa
   means   
For the Sake of the Honour
Refers to an honorary degree. (h.c.)
Ibidem
   means   
In the Same Place
(in a book) Abbreviated ibid. or ib.
Idem Quod
   means   
The Same As
"i.q."
Id Est
   means   
That is [to Say]
- i.e. is NOT interchangeable with e.g. EVER
Ignotus
   means   
Unknown
Often just 'ign.'
Imprimis
   means   
In First Place
In Actu
   means   
In Reality
In Camera
   means   
In Private Chamber
In Capite
   means   
In Chief
Incipit
   means   
Begin Here
In Dubio
   means   
In Doubt
In Excelsis
   means   
In the Highest
In Loco Parentis
   means   
In the Place of a Parent
In Medias Res
   means   
Into the Middle of Things
In Omnia Paratus
   means   
Prepared to All Things
In Perpetum
   means   
Forever
In Situ
   means   
In Position
Inter Alia
   means   
Among Other Things
In Toto
   means   
Completely
Intra Muros
   means   
Within the Walls
In Utero
   means   
In the Womb
In Vino Veritas
   means   
In Wine There is Truth
More importantly, in wine there is alcohol.
Ipso Facto
   means   
By That Very Fact
Justia Omnibus
   means   
Justice for All
Lapsus Linguae
   means   
A Slip of the Tongue
Lector Benevole
   means   
Kind Reader
Licentia Liquendi
   means   
Liberty of Speaking
Loco Citato
   means   
In the Place Cited
"l.c." or "loc. cit."
Magna Charta
   means   
Great Paper
Magna Cum Laude
   means   
With Great Honour or Academic Distinction
Magnum Opus
   means   
Great Artistic Work
Mater Dolorosa
   means   
Sorrowful Mother
The Virgin Mary.
Mea Culpa
   means   
Through My Fault
Mens Rea
   means   
Guilty Mind
Mens Sana in Corpore Sano
   means   
A Healthy Mind in a Healthy Body
Modus Operandi
   means   
Way of Operating
Often referred to as 'm.o.'
Modus Vivendi
   means   
Way of Living
Momento Mori
   means   
Remember Death
Moratorium
   means   
A Delay
Multum in Parvo
   means   
Much in Little
Mutatis Mutandis
   means   
With the Necessary Changes Made
Nemo Sine Vitio Est
   means   
No One is Without Fault
Seneca the Elder
Ne Plus Ultra
   means   
No Further, Impossible, Obstacle
Nihil Est In Intellectu Quod Non Prius Fuerit In Sensu
   means   
Nothing Is in the Understanding That Was Not Earlier in the Senses
John Locke
Nil Desperandum
   means   
Do Not Despair
Nole Prosequi
   means   
Do Not Pursue
Non Compos Mentis
   means   
Not of Sound Mind
Non Plus Ultra (nec Plus Ultra)
   means   
Nothing Above That
Non Sequitur
   means   
It Does Not Follow
Nota Bene
   means   
Note Well
Usually abbreviated to 'n.b.'
Nunc Aut Nunquam
   means   
Now or Never
Obiter Dictum
   means   
An Incidental Remark
Ocaccio Facit Furem
   means   
Opportunity Makes a Thief
Pace Tua
   means   
With Your Consent
Passim
   means   
All Through
Paucis Verbis
   means   
In a Few Words
Pax Vobiscum
   means   
Peace Be With You
Per Annum
   means   
Yearly
Per Capita
   means   
Per Head
Per Centum
   means   
Per Hundred
Now 'percent'.
Per Diem
   means   
Daily
Per Mensem
   means   
Monthly
Per Se
   means   
By Itself
Persona Non Grata
   means   
Unwelcome Person
Pleno Iure
   means   
With Full Authority
Plusque Minusque
   means   
More or Less
A Posteriori
   means   
Knowledge Derived from Experience
Post Meridiem
   means   
After Noon
P.M.
Post Mortem
   means   
After Death
Post Scriptum
   means   
After What Has Been Written
P.S.
Primus Inter Pares
   means   
First Among Equals
A Priori
   means   
From What Comes Before
Pro Patria
   means   
For One's Country
Pro Rata
   means   
In Proportion to the Value
Quandam
   means   
Formally
Quasi
   means   
As if
Qui Bono
   means   
Who Benefits
Quid Pro Quo
   means   
Something for Something
Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes
   means   
Who Watches the Watchman
Requiescat in Pace
   means   
May He/she Rest in Peace
RIP
Res Gestae
   means   
Things Done
Res Ipsa Loquitur
   means   
The Thing Speaks to Itself
Satis
   means   
Enough
Semper Fidelis
   means   
Always Faithful
Sic
   means   
Thus Just to
Sine Loco
   means   
Without Place
The Latin "sine" is the basis for the Spanish "sino" and the Italian "senza".
Sine Qua Non
   means   
A Prerequisite
Sotto Voce
   means   
In Soft Voice
Status Quo
   means   
The Current State of Being
Stet
   means   
Let It Stand
Sub Lite
   means   
In Dispute
Sub Poena
   means   
Under Penalty of Law
Sub Rosa
   means   
Secretly
Literally 'under the rose'.
Sub Voce
   means   
Under the Word
Sometimes 's.v.'
Sui Generesis
   means   
Of Its Own Kind
Summa Cum Laude
   means   
With Highest Praise
Tabula Rasa
   means   
Blank Tablet
Tacet
   means   
Silence
Tempus Fugit
   means   
Time Flies
Terra Firma
   means   
Solid Ground
Ubique
   means   
Everywhere
Ultima Ratio
   means   
Ultimate Sanction
Una Voce
   means   
With One Voice
Ut Infra
   means   
As Below
Uti, Non Abut
   means   
To Use, Not to Abuse
Vade Mecum
   means   
Go With Me – a Constant Companion
Verbatim
   means   
Word for Word
Verbum Sapienti Sat Est
   means   
A Word to the Wise is Enough
Sometimes just 'verb. sap.'
Verso
   means   
Reverse
Versus
   means   
Against
Vice Versa
   means   
In Reverse Order
Video, Vidi, Visum
   means   
To See, Observe, Understand
Via Lactea
   means   
The Milky Way
Vis Comica
   means   
Sense of Humour
Viz
   means   
Namely
Vox Populi
   means   
The Voice of the People


Facts contributed by:


Anthony J Mormino








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