Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group I
(classical-language maxims, slogans, adages, proverbs, and words of wisdom that can still capture our modern imagination)
Expressions of general truths: Latin to English maxims, proverbs, and mottoes
Word entries are from Latin unless otherwise indicated.
A kind of trust created during the lifetime of the trustor. This legal phrase is also used to designate a gift that is given by one living person to another, taking effect during their life-times.
In ancient times, sturdy barriers were built on the perimeters of cities to protect their inhabitants against invasions, and the day-to-day lives of the cities were conducted intra muros.
A matter is intra vires when it is within the legal power, scope, or authority of an institution or individual to perform an action. The opposite term is ultra vires.
Motto of Shrewsbury School, U.K.
An assertion made without proof.
As an immediate consequence of that fact or act.
From Publilius Syrus, Sententiae (c.43 B.C.).