Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group P
(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.
2. Relating to something that takes place at an early stage of development: One kind of magnolia produces precocious flowers before the leaves appear. 3. Etymology: from Latin praecox, praecoc-; from praecoquere "to ripen fully"; from prae, "before" + coquere, "to cook" + -ious, "characterized by".
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2. On the face of it; so far as can be judged from the first disclosure; a fact presumed to be true unless proven by some evidence to the contrary: The chief counsel at court indicated that there was prima facie evidence that Sam, the witness, committed perjury during his testimony.
Motto of Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas, USA.
Motto of Columbus College, Columbus, Georgia, USA.
Also "For the altar (church or religion), For the hearth (home)."
Motto of The Rockefeller University, New York, New York, USA.
The full phrase for the expression of pro bono in English. There are some attorneys who devote a portion of their working time to legal cases in which they represent the poor or seek redress for public grievances, and a necessary condition of true pro bono work requires forgoing one's customary professional fees.
Motto of Olivet College, Olivet, Michigan, USA.
Motto of Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, USA.
Motto of Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama, USA.
Motto of the University of Dayton School of Law, Dayton, Ohio, USA; as well as, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa, USA.
Motto of Trinity College, Harford, Connecticut, USA.