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Latin Phrase of the Day: De proprio motu

16 December 2013

De proprio motu Of one’s own motion (spontaneouly)

Latin Phrase of the Day: Viridis

15 December 2013

Viridis Green

Latin Phrase of the Day: Aspice, officio fungeris sine spe honoris amplioris

14 December 2013

Aspice, officio fungeris sine spe honoris amplioris Face it, you’re stuck in a dead end job

Latin Phrase of the Day: Fides et justitia

13 December 2013

Fides et justitia Faith and justice

Latin Phrase of the Day: Actio ex delicto

12 December 2013

Actio ex delicto Cause of action (i.e., reason for lawsuit)

Latin Phrase of the Day: Prima facie

11 December 2013

Prima facie At first sight; on the face of it. (in law, an obvious case that requires no further proof)

Latin Phrase of the Day: Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas

10 December 2013

Dat veniam corvis, vexat censura columbas The censures indulge the crows but harass the doves (Juvenal)

Latin Phrase of the Day: Qvod cito acqviritvr cito perit

9 December 2013

Qvod cito acqviritvr cito perit (that) which is quickly acquired (is) quickly lost. Eeasy come, easy go

Latin Phrase of the Day: Periculum in mora

8 December 2013

Periculum in mora There is danger in delay. (Livy)

Latin Phrase of the Day: Per mensem

7 December 2013

Per mensem Monthly

Latin Phrase of the Day: Ab absurdum

6 December 2013

Ab absurdum To the absurd

Latin Phrase of the Day: A Deo et Rege

5 December 2013

A Deo et Rege From God and the King

Latin Phrase of the Day: Amicus curiae

4 December 2013

Amicus curiae Friend of the court (i.e., impartial spokesperson)

Latin Phrase of the Day: Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est

3 December 2013

Vita non est vivere sed valere vita est Life is more than merely staying alive

Latin Phrase of the Day: Obesa cantavit

2 December 2013

Obesa cantavit The fat lady has sung


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