World Dictionary of Foreign Expressions: A Resource for Readers and Writers
The English language draws from a linguistic melting pot of many ages and cultures. Few can master all of the languages from which English draws proverbial wisdom and bon mots; fortunately for the rest of us, there is now The World Dictionary of Foreign Expressions.
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abbr according actio action actus adj./adv adv./adj aequitas affair agreement Ancient Rome animo animus anno anotherís Applicable Baccalaureus body bona causa cause Civil Law contract court crime culpa curiae dance death debet deed delicto donatio droit especially excusat facit factum French Law Greek habet he/she heir himself/herself his/her human idem injury intention inter judex judge judgment judicial jure jus right justitia land legal suit lege law legem legum lex law marriage Medicine ment Music nature necessitas nemo Neo-Gk Newsweek Int nihil of/for offense omne omnia oneís party person plaintiff potest praesumitur punishment quae quam quid quod reason res judicata res matter Roman Catholic Church Roman Law Roman Mythology Scots Law semper sexual intercourse sine prole sunt things tion usually vita West Africa West Africa 1986 woman words writ