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255 Cards in this Set

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nolle prosequi
refuse to pursue
de integro
as regards the whole
quod erat demonstrandum (QED)
which was the thing to be proved
ad valorem
according to the value
ex gratia
as a favour
lege artis
according to the rules (of the art)
disjecta membra
scattered remains
ad personam
to the person; personal
qui pro quo
someone instead of someone else (a mix-up or a mistake)
I forbid
in nuce
in a nutshell
non compos mentis
not in one's right mind
ab initio
from the beginning
ex actis
from the files (according to document)
non placet
it does not please
post mortem
after death
infra dig (abbr. of infra dignitatem)
beneath one's dignity
prima facie
at first sight
sine dubio
without a doubt
conferre (Cf.)
may it be damned
curriculum vitae (CV)
course of life
terra incognita
unknown ground
I will please
in specie
in particular
in extenso
in full (unabridged)
ad mandatum
by direction
ex usu
according to custom
ipso jure
by right itself
in spe be
in aeternum
ceteris paribus
other things being equal
ipsissima verba
the precise words
in summa
in all
in infinitum
ex mandato
by direction
in pleno
in full
sine loco et anno (s.l.e.a.)
without imprint
intra muros
within the walls (unofficial)
per aures
by the ears
id est (i.e.)
that is to say
per capita
for each person
in re
in the matter of
ad honorem
for the sake of glory
ad modum
in the same way as
willing (willy-nilly)
in usu
in frequent use
in amplissima forma
in greatest shape
de novo
starting afresh
pactum turpe
an indecent agreement
in situ
in its place
pari passu
with equal speed; simultaneously and equally
ad depositum
for (safe)keeping
more uxorio
like married
ad hoc
for a particular use
ad manus proprias
in one's own hands
so! (used/spelt as written)
ipso facto
by that very fact
per fas et nefas
by any means necessary
in natura
in a natural way
per se
by itself
ad arma
to arms
ad referendum
for further consideration
pluralis majestatis
the royal plural
quod est
which is
tertium quid
a third something
eiusdem anni (e.a.)
in/during the same year
ex nihilo
out of nothing
inter nos
between us
ex cathedra
from the (teacher's) chair
dramatis personae
the characters of the drama
inter alia
among other things
stante pede
ex tempore
immediately (without any preparation. Cf. extemporise.)
in medias res
into the midst of things
ad interim
for the meantime
sanae mentis
common sense
non ultra descriptus (NUD)
without further specification
exempli grata (e.g.)
for example
in saecula saeculorum
for ever and ever
in casu
in this case
quantum satis
in propria persona
in his/her own person
ex parte
from the party
consensus ad idem
agreement as to the same things
peractis peragendi
when that which should be done has been done
lapsus calami
slip of the pen
ab extra
from outside
in duplo
in duplicate
non possumus
we cannot
non sequitur.
it doesn't follow.
pars pro toto
the part for the whole
ab ovo
from the beginning
requiescat in pace (R.I.P.)
rest in peace
in concreto
in particular
terra firma
firm ground
let it be printed
sine dato (s.d.)
without date
in loco
at this place
in statu nascendi
in the moment of birth
ad protocollum
to the record
ex ante
bona fide
in good faith
item (it.)
as well
ad finem
to the end
ut infra
like below
in manu
by hand
ad lib (abbr. of ad libitum)
according to pleasure)
de facto
in fact (whether by right or not)
summa cum laude
with highest distinction
in genere
in general
et cetera (etc.)
and so on
ad ultimum
at last
piae memoriae
in kind memory
ad rem
to the matter
nota bene (NB or n.b.)
primum mobile
first moving thing
in absentia
in one's absence
in perpetuum
actus reus
a guilty deed or act
alma mater
bounteous mother
in memoriam
in memory of
par nobis
on level with us
status quo
the existing state of affairs
quid pro quo
(conditio) sine qua non
an indispensable condition
in statu populari
under guardianship
ex officio
by virtue of one's office
in abstracto
in itself
in usum
for use
locus in quo
scene of the event
in corpore
in the body (in full)
ad nauseam
to an excessive degree
sui generis
of its kind
in camera
behind closed doors/in chambers
in absurdum
to the absurd
ad hominem
(relating)to the (particular) person
sine loco (s.l.)
without place of publication
iacet hic (IH)
here lies
in suspenso
in a suspended state (indefinite)
persona non grata (PNG)
a non-desirable person
habeas corpus
you have the body
sine die
with no appointed day
quod vide (q.v.)
see which (in cross-references etc)
de iure
by right
pro haec vice
for this occasion (only)
in toto
in full
May he/she perish!
ut supra
like above
pro se
for himself
corpus delicti
the body of the offence
nemine contradicente (nem.con)
in loco parentis
in the place of a parent
ad litem
appointed for a lawsuit
ad mortem
to the death
et alii/alia (et al.)
and others
ad tempus
in time
sine anno (s.a.)
without year of publication
ad literam
to the letter
ad infinitum
without limit
lapsus linguae
slip of the tongue
parturient montes, nascetur ridiculus mus
mountains will be in labour, and an absurd mouse will be born (all that work and nothing to show for it)
a fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi
a precipice in front, wolves behind (between a rock and a hard place)
exegi monumentum aere perennius
I have raised a monument more durable than bronze (from Horace's Odes)
nemo liber est qui corpori servit
no one is free who is a slave to his body
adversus solem ne loquitor
don't speak against the sun (don't waste your time arguing the obvious)
mendacem memorem esse oportet
it is fitting that a liar should be a man of good memory (liars should have good memories)
Quique amavit, cras amet
And may he who has loved, love tomorrow as well
audaces fortuna iuvat
fortune favours the bold
si finis bonus est, totum bonum erit
if the end is good, everything will be good (all's well that ends well)
amor vincit omnia
love conquers all
vincit qui se vincit
he conquers who conquers himself Advice for anyone contemplating a diet or kicking a habit.
nulli secundus
second to none
aeternum vale
farewell forever
qui scribit bis legit
he who writes reads twice Something to keep in mind when developing Web pages
ars longa, vita brevis
art is long, but life is short.
de duobus malis, minus est semper eligendum
of two evils, the lesser is always to be chosen (choose the lesser of two evils)
respice, adspice, prospice
examine the past, examine the present, examine the future (look to the past, the present, the future)
amantium irae amoris integratio est
lovers quarrels are the renewal of love
fortes fortuna iuvat
fortune favours the brave
sapiens nihil affirmat quod non probat
a wise man states as true nothing he does not prove (don't swear to anything you don't know firsthand)
victis honor
honour to the vanquished
respondeat superior
let the superior answer (a supervisor must take responsibility for the quality of a subordinate's work)
potius mori quam foedari
rather to die than to be dishonoured (death before dishonour)
alea iacta est
the die is cast. JC 49 B.C.)
carpe diem
seize the day
pessimum genus inimicorum laudantes
flatterers are the worst type of enemies
beneficium accipere libertatem est vendere
to accept a favour is to sell one's freedom
absit omen
may the omen be absent (may this not be an omen)
cogito ergo sum
I think, therefore I exist
parva leves capiunt animas
small things occupy light minds (small things amuse small minds)
proprium humani ingenii est odisse quem laeseris
it is human nature to hate a person whom you have injured
aut vincere aut mori
either to conquer or to die
quem di diligunt, adolescens moritur
whom the gods love die young (only the good die young)
possunt quia posse videntur
they can because they seem to be able to (they can do it because they think they can do it - the power of positive thinking)
radix omnium malorum est cupiditas
the love of money is the root of all evil. Avarice is the problem, money itself is not evil.
asinus asinum fricat
the ass rubs the ass (used to describe two people lavishing excessive praise on one another)
fabas indulcet fames
hunger sweetens the beans.
una salus victis nullam sperare salutem
the one safety for the vanquished is to abandon hope of safety
aegrescit medendo
the disease worsens with the treatment (the remedy is worse than the disease)
mens sana in corpore sano
a sound mind in a sound body
praemonitus pramunitus
forewarned, forearmed
semper fidelis
always faithful (Motto of the United States Marine Corps)
aut viam inveniam aut faciam
I'll either find a way or make one
abyssus abyssum invocat
hell calls hell (one mistep leads to another)
amicus humani generis
a friend of the human race (philanthropist)
altissima quaeque flumina minimo sono labi
the deepest rivers flow with the least sound (still waters run deep)
diem perdidi
I have lost a day (another day wasted)
cave canem
beware of the dog
docendo discimus
teach in order to learn (we learn by teaching)
omnia mutantur nos et mutamur in illis
all things change, and we change with them
ave, Caesar, morituri te salutamus
hail, Caesar, we who are about to die salute you
quid novi?
what's new?
aut disce aut discede
either learn or leave
abusus non tollit usum
misuse does not nullify proper use
si fecisti nega!
if you did it, deny it (stonewall!)
animis opibusque parati
prepared in minds and resources (ready for anything)
dura lex sed lex
the law is hard, but it is the law
stultorum calami carbones moenia chartae
chalk is the pen of fools, walls (their) paper.
ab absurdo
from the absurd (establishing the validity of your argument by pointing out the absurdity of your opponent's position)
vir sapit qui pauca loquitur
that man is wise who talks little (know when to hold your tongue)
cave quid dicis, quando, et cui
beware what you say, when, and to whom
non est vivere sed valere vita est
life is not being alive but being well (life is more than just being alive)
argumentum ad hominem
an argument against the man. Directing an argument against an opponent's character rather than the subject at hand.
facta non verba
deeds, not words (Actions speak louder than words)
caveat emptor
let the buyer beware
fortiter in re, suaviter in modo
resolutely in action, gently in manner.
vita non est vivere sed valere vita est
life is more than merely staying alive
non semper erit aestas
it will not always be summer (be prepared for hard times)
non mihi, non tibi, sed nobis
not for you, not for me, but for us
Cras amet qui nunquam amavit;
May he love tomorrow who has never loved before;
ad praesens ova cras pullis sunt meliora
eggs today are better than chickens tomorrow
I have spoken (I will say no more on the matter, and no one else may speak further)
de minimis non curat praetor
a praetor does not occupy himself with petty matters (don't bother me with petty matters)
vade in pace
Go in peace  (Roman way of saying goodbye)
sumptus censum ne superet
let not your spending exceed your income (live within your means)
donec eris felix, multos numerabis amicos
as long as you are fortunate, you will have many friends (when you are successful, everyone wants to be your friend)
veni vidi vici
I came, I saw, I conquered Julius Caesar's report of victory in 47 B.C. over Pharnaces, king of Pontus
errare humanum est
to err is human
si post fata venit gloria non propero
if glory comes after death, I'm not in a hurry (if one must die to be recognised, I can wait)
cum grano salis
with a grain of salt
amantes sunt amentes
lovers are lunatics
beati possidentes
blessed are those who possess (possession is nine points of the law)
tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito
Yield not to misfortunes, but advance all the more boldly against them
semper paratus
always ready (Motto of the United States Coast Guard)
nemo me impune lacessit
no one provokes me with impunity. (motto of the kings of Scotland)
ab imo pectore
from the bottom of the chest (from the heart)
curae leves loquuntur ingentes stupent
slight griefs talk, great ones are speechless (minor losses can be talked away, profound ones strike us dumb)
non teneas aurum totum quod splendet ut aurum
do not take as gold everything that shines like gold
bonum vinum laetificat cor hominis
good wine gladdens a person's heart
in pace, ut sapiens, aptarit idonea bello
in peace, like a wise man, he appropriately prepares for war
amare et sapere vix deo conceditur
even a god finds it hard to love and be wise at the same time
exitus acta probat
the result validates the deeds. Avers that any means, no matter how foul may be used if the intended result is good. A dangerous idea.
acta est fabula
the drama has been acted out. Usually in the context of a life or event coming to an unhappy end
veritas vos liberabit
the truth shall make you free