List of Latin phrases

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Note 213 – The latin term bona fide

The first known use of the Latin term bona fide was in 1632 (source Merriam Webster online dictionary).  Below are some definitions followed by the use of bona fide in sentences. Definitions The definition of bona fide is ‘good faith’. Daily Writing Tips explain that in contract law, “parties must always act in good faith if … Continue reading

Note 209 – The Latin term ‘status quo’

Wiktionary shows this Latin term in two parts: status meaning ‘state’ and quo meaning ‘in which’.  According to Wikipedia, the definition of status quo is ‘current or existing state of affairs’. The status quo is how things are right now, rather than how things could be. Example sentences Fire swept through the town destroying many buildings. … Continue reading

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