||example or comment
||formed or done for a particular purpose only
||An ad hoc committee was set up to oversee the matter.
||repeating or continuing to the point of boredom
||The apparent risks of secondary smoking have been debated ad nauseam.
||Only bona fide members of the club may use the clubhouse.
||let the buyer beware
||The principle that the buyer is responsible for checking the quality and suitability of goods before a purchase is made.
||The house was built circa 1870.
||interrupted congress; aborting sexual intercourse prior to ejaculation
||Coitus interruptus is the only form of birth control that some religions allow.
||in control of the mind (often used ironically)
||Please call me back later when I'm compos mentis.
||in fact; in reality
||Although the Emperor was the head of state, the de facto ruler of Japan was the Shogun.
||cogito ergo sum
||Lists of errors from a previous publication are often marked "errata" (the plural, meaning errors).
|et cetera; etc
||and the rest; and so on; and more
||We urgently need to buy medical equipment, drugs et cetera.
||from kindness or grace (without recognizing any liability or legal obligation)
||They received an undisclosed ex gratia payment.
||from the books; fromthe library
||In the front of a book: Ex Libris John Brown
||a court order instructing that a person under arrest be brought before a judge
||The right of habeas corpus has long been regarded as an important safeguard of individual liberty.
|in loco parentis
||in the place of a parent
||Teachers sometimes have to act in loco parentis.
||in its original place
||The paintings have been taken to the museum but the statues have been left in situ.
||(in biology) taking place outside a living organism (for example in a test tube)
||in vitro fertilization
||among other things
||The report covers, inter alia, computers, telecommunications and air travel.
||This petrol station charges $5.00 per gallon.
|per annum; p.a.
||for each year
||The population is increasing by about 2% per annum.
||for each person
||The country's annual income is $5000 per capita.
||in itself/themselves; intrinsically
||These facts per se are not important.
||examination of a body after death; autopsy
||The post-mortem revealed that she had been murdered.
||The car rental charge is $50 per day and then pro rata for part of a day.
|quid pro quo
||favour or advantage given or expected in return for something
||Similar to "tit for tat", "give and take" and "You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours."
||about; concerning; regarding
||Re: Unpaid Invoice
I spoke to the manager re your salary increase.
|sine qua non
||essential condition; thing that is absolutely necessary; "without which not"
||Words are a sine qua non of spoken language.
||existing state of affairs
||Monarchies naturally wish to maintain the status quo.
||dry land; the ground as opposed to the air or sea
||Shackleton and his men set foot on terra firma after three weeks at sea.
||in exactly the same words
||I had to memorize the text verbatim.
|versus; vs.; v.
||What are the benefits of organic versus inorganic foods?
In the case of Bush versus Gore, the judges decided...
||the other way round
||My telephone serves me, and not vice versa.
|persona non grata
||unacceptable or unwelcome person
||From now on, you may consider yourself persona non grata in this house.