Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group L
(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.
The Latin equivalent of "the law of the land where it is situated".
The body of law dealing with commercial traders and their transactions.
This phrase refers to what is known as common law, the body of law derived in the English tradition from precedent without the formality of statutes and regulations, but nevertheless binding. Lex scripta, refers to the body of written, or statutory, law.
Motto of the Vermont Law School, South Royalton, Vermont, USA.
This phrase refers to the practice of punishment in kind, dating back at least to the Old Testament, yet much in vogue today in some societies; in other words, "an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth".
Another translation version is, "Everyone is equal before the law."
Motto of the Republic of San Marino.
Motto on the seal of the State of West Virginaia, USA.
A jargon used for elementary communication by medieval traders and sailors in the Mediterranean, derived for the most part from the Romance languages [Italian mixed with French, Greek, Arabic, etc.]. Generally, it describes a mixture of languages used as a means of communication in business.
A reference to scholarly people.
This phrase is a tool of the scholar. Abbreviated loc.cit., it is used in footnotes to refer a reader to a passage that was previously cited; for example, Jones, loc.cit.