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Appendix:List of legal Latin terms

A number of Latin terms are used in legal terminology and legal maxims in English texts. This is a partial list of these "legal Latin" terms, which are wholly or substantially drawn from Latin.

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habeas corpus -- hostis humani generis (enemy of mankind)

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quaeitur ("the question is raised") -- quaere -- quantum -- quantum meruit -- quasi -- "qui facit per alium facit per se" -- qui tam -- quid pro quo -- quid pro quo sexual harassment -- quo ante -- quo warranto -- quoad hoc ("with respect to this")

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salus populi est suprema lex ("The welfare of the people is the highest law")-- scandalum magnatum -- scandalum magnum -- scienter -- scintilla -- scire facias -- scire feci ("I have made known.". - sherriff's return to a type of writ)-- se defendendo -- seriatim -- sine die -- sine qua non -- situs -- stare decisis -- sua sponte -- sub judice -- sub modo -- sub nomine -- sub silentio -- subpoena -- subpoena ad testificandum -- subpoena duces tecum -- suggestio falsi -- sui generis -- sui iuris -- sui juris -- suo moto ("on its own motion") -- supersedeas -- suppressio veri -- supra --

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vel non -- veto -- vice versa -- vide -- videlicet -- vis major -- viz. -- volenti non fit injuria (No man can enforce a right which he has voluntarily waived or abandoned) -- Vigilantibus non dormientibus aequitas subvenit (Equity aids the vigilant, not the sleeping ones)

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