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Elegit.-He has chosen.
En ami. Fr.-As a friend.
En avant! Fr.-Forward !-March on.
En masse. Fr.-In a body. -En foule.--In a crowd.
Eo instanti.--At that instant
Eo nomine. --By that name.-Under that description.

E pluribus unum.-One of many.-The motto of the United States of America.

Erratum.-An error.- Errata.- Errors.
Esprit de corps. Fr.-The spirit of the body,
Esto perpetua.-Be thou perpetual.
Et cætera.-And the rest.
Ex.-Out.-Ex-minister, a minister out of office
Er cathedra. From the chair.
Excelsior.-More elevated.-Motto of the state of New York

Exceptio probat regulam.-The exception proves the existence of the rule.

Excerpta.-Extracts.-Abridged notices taken from a work.
Excessus in jure reprobatur.-All excess is condemned by the law.
Ex concesso.-From what has been granted.
Ex curid.-Out of court.
Ex delicto.-From the crime.
Exempli gratia. Ex.

gr.--As an example,--for instance.
Ex facto jus oritur.-The law arises out of the fact
Er mero motu.-From a mere motion.
Er necessitate rei.-From the necessity of the case.
Ex officio.-By virtue of his office.-As a matter of duty.
Ex parte.-On one side.
Er post facto.-A law made to punish an act previously committed.
Ex tempore.-Out of hand--without premeditation.
Fac similc.-Do the like.A close imitation.
Faur pas. Fr.-A false step.-A mistake, a deviation from rectitude.
Felo de se.-A felon of himself.
Femme couverte. Fr.-A covered, or married woman.
Femme sole. Fr.-A spinster-woman unmarried.
Fiat.-Let it be done.
Fiat lut.-Let there be light.
Fieri facias.-Cause it to be done.
Fille de chambre. Fr.-A chambermaid.
Finem respice.---Look to the end.
Fort. Fr.-Chief excellence.
Fugam fecit.-He has taken to flight.
Functus officio.-Discharged of duty.
Gratis.-For nothing.-Free of cost.
Gratis dictum.-Said for nothing.
Habeas corpus.--You may have the body.

Habeas corpus ad prosequendum.-You may have the body in order to prosecute.

Habeas corpus ad respondendum.--You may have the body to answer.
Habeas corpus ad satisfaciendum.--You may have the body to satisfy.
Habere facias possessionem. You shall cause to take possession.
Habere facias visum.-You shall cause a view to be taken.
Hors de combat. Fr.-Out of condition to fight.
Ibidem.--Ibid.-In the same place.--A note of reference.
I. E. an abbreviation of id. est.That is.
Ignis fatuus.--A foolish fire. --Will o' the Wisp.

Ignoramus.--We are ignorant.---An uninformed blockhead.
Ignorantia facti eccusat.-Ignorance of the fact excuses.

1. H. S.-An abbreviation of Jesus Hominum Salvator.- Jesus the Saviour of mankind.

Imperium in imperio. -A government existing within another govern. ment-as Pennsylvania within the general government of the U. States.

Imprimatur.-Let it be printed.
Impromptu.- In readiness.-A witticism made out of hand.
In capite.-In the head.
Incognito.- Unknown.-In disguise.
In curia.-In the court.
In dubiis.--In matters of doubt.-In cases of uncertainty.
In equilibrio.-In an even poise.
In esse.--In being.-In existence.
In extenso.--At large--in full.
In foro conscientiæ.-Before the tribunal of conscience.
In futuro.-In future.--Henceforth.
In loco.-In the place.-In the proper place.-Upon the spot.
Innuendo. By signifying.–Thereby intimating
In presenti.--At the present time.
In rerum natura.--In the nature of things.
Instar omnium.--Like all the rest.
In statu quo.- In the state in which it was.

Interregnum.-The interval between the death of one king, and the Ruccession of another.

In terrorem.-In terror.--As a warning.
In toto.-- In the whole--altogether-entirely.
In transitu.-On the passage.

Ipse dixit.-He said it himself.-On his ipse dirit-on his mere assertion.

Ipsisima verba.--The very words--the literal meaning.
Ipso facto.-In the fact itself.
Ipso jure. --By the law itself.
Ita ler scripta est.-Thus the law is written.
Judicium Dei.--The judgment of God.

Judicium parium, aut leges terræ.-The judgment of our peers, or the law of the land.

Jure humano.—By human law.
Jure divino.-By divine law.
Jus civile.-The civil law.
Jus gentium.-The law of nations.
Lapsus lingue.-A slip of the tongue.
Latitat.-He lurks.
Levari facias.-Cause a levy to be made.
Lex loci.-The law, or custom of the place.

Lex neminem cogit ad impossibilia.-The law compels no man to impossibilities.

Lex non scripta.—The unwritten law.
Lex scripta.-The written or statute law.
Lex talionis.-The law of retaliation.
Ler terræ.-The law of the land.
Litera scripta manet.--The written letter remains.
Literatim.-Letter by letter.
Locum tenens. One who holds the place of another.
Locus sigilli.The place of the seal-denoted by L, 8.

Lusus nature.-A play or freak ot' nature.
Magna Charta.-The great Charter.
Magna est veritas et prævalebit.-Truth is most powerful, and will
ultimately prevail.

Mala fide.- In bad faith. With a design to deceive.
Malum in se.-A thing evil in itself.
Mandamus.-We order.
Mauvaise honte. Fr.-False shame.
Marimum.-The greatest possible.
Mediocria firma.-The middle station is the safest.
Memento mori.-Remember death.
Memorid in æterna.-In eternal remembrance.
Minimum.-The smallest possible.
Minutie.-Trifles. - To enter into minutiæ.
Mirabile dictu!-Wonderful to tell!
Mirabile visu!-Wonderful to behold!
Mirum !-Wonderful!
Mirum in modum.-In a wonderful manner.
Misnomer. Fr.-The mistake of a name; or using one name for another.
Modus operandi.-The method or manner of operating.
Multum in parvo.-Much in little.-A great deal said in a few words.
Necessitas non habet legem.-Necessity has no law.
Ne exeat.-Let him not go out.
Nem. con. for nemine contradicente, and,
Nem. diss. for nemine dissentiente.-

No person opposing or disagree ing.-These two phrases are synonymous.

Ne plus ultra.-Nothing more beyond.
Nil debet.-He owes nothing.–The usual plea in an action of debt.
Nil dicit.-He says nothing.
Nisi prius.-Unless before.
Nolens, volens.-- Willing or unwilling.
Noli me tangere.—Do not touch me.
Nolle prosequi.To be unwilling to proceed.
Non assumpsit.-He did not assume, or take to himself.
Non compos mentis.-Not of sound mind.-In a delirium of lunacy.
Non conscire sibi.- Conscious of no fault.
Non constat.-It does not appear.
Non est inventus.-He has not been found.
Non nobis solum.-Not merely for ourselves.
Non obstante.- Notwithstanding.
Non sequitur.-It does not follow.
Nosce teipsum.-Know thyself.
Nota bene.-Mark well.
Nucleus.-The kernel.
Nudum pactum.-A naked agreement.
Nulla bona.-No goods.
Nunc aut nunquam.--Now or never.
On dit. Fr.-It is said. It is an on dit. - It is merely a loose report.
Onus probandi.-The burden of proving.
Opere pretium est.-" It is worth while” to hear or to attend.
Ore tenus.-From the mouth.-The testimony was ore tenus.
O tempora! O mores!-Oh the times and the manners.
Pacta conventa.--Conditions agreed upon.
Panacea. From the Greek.-X remedy for all diseases.
Par excellence. Fr.-By way of eminence.
Pari passu.-With an equal pace.-By a similar gradation.


Paritur pax bello. CORN. NEP.-Peace is produced by war.
Particeps criminis.--A partaker in the crime-an accessary
Passim.--Every where.-In various places.
Pater noster.-Our father.
Pater patriæ.-The father of his country.
Penchant. Fr.-Propensity, inclination, desire.
Per annum-Per diem.-By the year-by the day.
Per se.-By itself.--No man likes mustard per se.
Perseverando.-By perseverance.
Pluries.--At several times.
Posse comitatûs.-The power of the county.
Posse videor.-The appearance of being able.
Postea.- Afterwards.

Post factum, nullum consilium.–After the deed is done, there is no use in consultation.

Post mortem.-After death.
Postulata.--Things required.
Primum mobile.--The first cause of motion.
Primus inter pares. The first amongst his equals.
Principia non homines.--Principles--not Men.
Pro bono publico.--For the public good.
Pro confesso.-As if conceded.
Pro et con.--For and against.
Pro hac vicc.--For this turn.
Pro libertate patriæ. For the liberty of my country.
Pro patria.--For my country.
Promenade. Fr.-A walk--a fashionable place for walking.
Pro tempore.--For the time.
Quantum.--How much.--The quantum.-The due proportion.
Quantum libet. -As much as you please.
Quantum meruit.-As much as he has deserved.
Quantum sufficit.-A sufficient quantity.
Quid nunc. ---What now?-What is the news at present?
Quid pro quo.--What for what.-An equivalent.

Qui facit per alium, facit per se. What a man does by another, he does by or through himself.

Qui non negat, fatetur.--He who does not deny, virtually confesses. Qui non proficit, deficit. He who does not advance, goes backward.

Qui prior est tempore, potior est jure.--He who is first in point of time, has the advantage in point of law.

Qui tam.-Who as well.
Quoad hoc.--As far as this.--Or, as relates to this matter
Quo animo?-With what mind?
Quo jure.-By what right.
Quorum.--Of whom, or—a sufficient number to proceed in business.
Quorum pars fui.--Of whom I was one.--In which I have participated.
Quota.- How much-how many.
Quo warranto.-By what warrant.
Respondeat superior.-Let the principal answer.
Respublica.--The common-weal.--The general interest.
Salvo jure.--Saving the right.--A clause of exception.
Sanctum Sanctorum.-The Holy of Holies.
Sang froid. Fr.--Cold blood.-Indifference, apathy.
Sans changer. Fr.--Without changing
Scire facias.-Cause it to be known.
Secundum artem. According to art.

Secundum formam statuti.--According to the form of the statute.
Seriatim.-In order.-According to place or seniority.
Sic transit gloria mundi.-Thus fades the glory of this world.
Sicut ante. -As before.
Sine cura.-Without charge.-A sinecure.
Sine die.-Without a day.-The business was deferred sine die.
Sine dubio.-Without doubt;--assuredly.
Sine invidid.-Without envy.-Not speaking invidiously.
Sine odio.--Without hatred.-I speak sine odio.
Sine quâ non.-A thing without which another cannot be.
Soi-disant. Fr.-Self-called.
Sola nobilitas virtus.–Virtue alone is true nobility.
Sub pænd.--Under a penalty.
Sub silentio.-In silence.
Succedaneum.-A substitute.--A matter substituted.
Sui generis.-Of its own kind.
Summum bonum.-The chief good.
Supersedeas.--You may remove or set aside.
Super subjectam materiam.-On the matter submitted.
Super visum corporis.-Upon a view of the body.
Tant mieur. Fr.-So much the better.
Tant pis. Fr.-So much the worse.
Te Deum (laudamus.)-Thee, Lord, (we praise.)
Tempus omnia revelat.-Time reveals all things.
Terra incognita.-An unknown land or country.
Tête à tête. Fr.--Head to head.-In close conversation.
Tout bien ou rien. Fr.-The whole or nothing.
Tout ensemble. Fr.-The whole taken together.
Tuebor.-I will defend.

Ubi jus incertum, ibi jus nullum.-Where the law is uncertain, there is no law.

Ubi libertas, ibi patria.-Where liberty dwells, there is my country.
Ult-ultimus.-The last.
Unique. Fr.-Sole, singular, extraordinary.
Vade mecum.-Go with me.
Vedettes. Fr.-Sentinels on horseback.
Venditioni exponas.-You shall expose for sale.
Venire facias.-You shall cause, or order to come.
Veni, vidi, vici.- I came, I saw, I conquered.
Verbatim et literatim.--Word for word, and letter for letter.
Veritas vincit.--Truth conquers.
Veto.-I forbid.
Vice versa.-The terms being exchanged.
Vide.-See.-Vide ut supra. See the preceding statement.
Vidc et crede. -See and believe.
Vi et armis.-By force and arms.
Vincit amor patrie.-The love of my country overcomes.
Vincit omnia veritas.-Truth conquers all things.
Vincit veritas.-Truth prevails.
Vis inertie.-The power of inertness.
Vivat Respublica.-May the Republic long continue.
Viva voce.-By the living voice.

Voir dire. Fr.-A witness is examined upon a voir dire, when he is sworn and examined whether he be not interested in the cause.

Vox populi, dox Dei.-The voice of the people is the voice of God.

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