Latin Expression used in English
Lating was the language of the ancient Romans. Nowadays, few people in Europe elsewhere learn Latin, but until the past 70 years or so, it was a language learn I virtually every educated person.
Here are some Latin expressions that are part of the English language ad hoc: Intended for a particular purpose ad infinitum: for ever
ad nauseam: to the point of making one sick
bona fide: genuine
Curriculum vitae: a summary of a person’s qualifications and career, used to support an application for a job.
De facto: in practice
De jure: by right
Et cetera: and the rest
Exempli gratia: for the sake of an example, generally abbreviated to e.g. ex officio: by the virtue of one’s position
Id est: that is, often abbreviated to i.e impromptu: unprepared in extremis: in extreme conditions persona non grata: an unwelcome person ultra vires: beyond one’s powers, said when a person in authority does something which he is not allowed to do.
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