While most legal writing scholars favor plain language and elimination of legalese and Latin words and phrases, there are some well-recognized – and often used – Latin legal terms of art. Some examples include stare decisis, per curiam, certiorari, res ipsa loquitur, ad hoc, mens rea, et alia, in rem, in personam, inter vivos, nolo contendere , and prima facie.
If you intend to take one of the national paralegal exams for certification or registration or if you are a paralegal student, there are Latin terms of art you should know. -CCE
Duhaime’s Latin Dictionary
Latin Phrases and Expressions, BusinessBall.com http://www.businessballs.com/latin-terms-phrases.htm
Legal Terminology Definitions http://www.pegc.us/_LAW_/latin_legal_defs.pdf
Latin Legal Phrases http://latin.topword.net/?Legal
CN-Fact Sheet 9, Carter Newell Lawyers©2015 http://bit.ly/2eoQrqg
Reblogged this on Legal Archive of Marco De Roni and commented:
Nice array of websites to browse legal terms.
From my experience, the closer a jurisdiction to Latin heritage, the higher the use of Latin Terms; on the other side, the further, the higher the resort to Germanic lingo.
Celia C. Elwell, RP said:
Interesting observation. Thanks!