Guide to Latin in International Law
Oxford University Press, 2009 - Foreign Language Study - 298 pages
Over 2,300 entries with etymology and extensive cross-references to other terms Includes examples of usage in context to supplement the definitions of Latin terms and phrases Provides the modern pronunciation, classic pronunciation, and context of meaning for each Latin term As knowledge of Latin continues to diminish, the constant use of this language in cases, textbooks, treaties and scholarly works baffles law students, practitioners, and scholars alike. Most of the Latin terms commonly used by international lawyers are not included in some of the more popular law dictionaries. Terms and phrases included in modern dictionaries usually offer nothing more than a literal translation without sufficient explanation or context provided. Guide to Latin in International Law provides a comprehensive approach and includes both literal translations and definitions with several useful innovations. Included is not only the modern English pronunciation but also the classical or "restored" pronunciation. Its etymology is more complete than the leading law dictionary on the market, and the definition for each term includes examples used in context whenever helpful. Each entry is also cross-referenced to related terms for ease of use. The editors make clear that the understanding of Latin is a critical skill for practitioners who hope to acquire and understand sources of law and each other. Readership: Law students, practitioners, and scholars, both domestically and internationally, unfamiliar with legal terms originating in Latin
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aīnēmūs âīnimus action adverbial numbers Advisory Opinion Aequitas agreement āks alternative formulation alternative phrase alternative term Animus Application arbitral argument Argumentum Article āst Award Barcelona Traction bellum Casus causa citation signal claim contra legem Court Crime of Genocide debet diplomatic dispute dissenting fact facto factum fetiale fōīrum Genocide Bosn gentium habet Hersch Lauterpacht iniuria intent international law interpretation iure iuris Ius gentium jɜīris Judge ad hoc Judgment jurisdiction kwō kwod lāks Latin legal instrument lege legem Leges barbarorum legis leks Lex fori Lex loci matter maxim meaning Mens rea Nemo nōn obligation one’s opinion of Judge pār parties person potest principle prō rās re-u relating Res nullius Roman law rule separate opinion sovereign sovereignty specific state’s status sunt territory thing tion treaty tribunal Uti possidetis verba yūīrēs Yugo yūs