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ad rem
To the thing.

Translated as, "to the matter at hand; to the point; relevant" can be presented in various ways. This phrase contrasts with ad hominem in that debaters who argue ad rem address the matter at hand to score points in the debate; debaters who argue ad hominem personally attack their opponents to score points.

This entry is located in the following units: ad- (page 5) Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group A (page 10)