Latin Phrases

Latin Phrases
  Latin phrases in common use include:
• ab initio From the beginning.
• ad hoc For this purpose, "this one only".
• ad hominem To an person's interests or passions; used of an argument that takes advantage of the character of the person on the other side.
• ad infinitum To infinity, endlessly.
• ad lib.
• ad libitum At pleasure, or to invent.
• ad valorem According to value, not to volume.
• a fortiori With stronger reason.
• a priori From cause to effect, to deduce or understood from a known principle.
• caveat emptor Let the buyer beware.
• ceteris paribus All other things being equal.
• cf To confer or compare.
• circa Approximately, used for dates and amounts. It is often abbreviated simply to c or c. For example circa 1650 or circa $100,000.
• de facto In point of fact.
• de jure By right as granted under the law.
• de profundis From the depths
• deus ex machina God from a machine; used for someone who comes from outside and corrects a situation.
• e.g..
• exempli gratia For example.
• et al.
• et alii And others, used as an abbreviation in references and bibliographies when citing multiple authors.
• ex cathedra From the chair of office, authoritatively, "with authority".
• ex officio By virtue of one's office, i.e. your official position and not unofficially advised.
• ex parte From or for one side only, in a partisan manner.
• ibid. ibidem In the same place; used in footnotes in articles to say that the reference comes from a previously mentioned source.
• idem The same, that is mentioned before; like ibidem
• i.e.
• id est That is, explains the material immediately in front of it
• in absentia In the absence of, in absence.
• in camera In a (private) room, that is, not in public, "the meeting was held in camera".
• in re In the matter of
• in situ In its original place
• inter alia
• inter alios Among other things, people
• ipso facto By that very fact.
• loc.cit
• locoa citato In the place cited, used in footnotes to indicate that the source of the reference or quote has already been given.
• mea culpa My fault (and therefor responsibility).
• mirabile dictu Wonderful to relate.
• mutatis mutandis After making the necessary changes.
• nem.con.
• nemine contradicente No one against; unanimously voted for.
• op.cit.
• opere ciatato In the work quoted; similar to loc.cit.
• pace Despite.
• pari passu On the same terms, at an equal rate, together.
• passim Used in indexes to show that the item is dispersed throughout the article or book and it appears in too many places to list all of them.
• persona non grata A person not in favour.
• petitio elenchis The sin of assuming a conclusion.
• post eventum After the event.
• post hoc,ergo,
• propter hoc After this, therefore because of this.
• post mortem After death, an examination of an event.
• prima facie At first sight.
• primus inter pares First among equals.
• pro tem.
• pro tempore For the moment.
• ps
• post scriptum Written afterwards.
• quid pro quo Something for something, of equal value.
• q.v.
• quod vide Look in a glossary for the word just mentioned.
• re With regard to, in the matter of.
• sic Thus, used in brackets in quotes to show that the writer has made a mistake.
• sine die Without setting a date.
• status quo ante Usually shortened to status quo. means the same state as before, don't change anything.
• stet Let it stand or do not delete.. Cancels an alteration in a contract or report.
• sub judice Under consideration, not yet decided.
• sub rosa Privately, furtively.
• ultra vires Beyond one's legal power.
• versus Often shortened to v or vs, against; used in reports when explaining different options available.

International financial encyclopaedia . 2014.

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