23 January 2008

Latin Anyone?

Here are a few Latin words that will come in handy if you work in a legal office:
  • bona fide means good faith
  • prima facie means first glance
  • res judicata means been determined
  • res ipsa loquitor means the thing speaks for itself (rarely used)
  • ex facie means on the face of it
  • and et cetera is Latin meaning other things of that type

When Latin words are used in a document they should be italicized.

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