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Wikipedia Org * Latin phrases
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Latin_phrases_(full)

A mari usque ad mare * from sea to sea
From Psalm 72:8, "Et dominabitur a mari usque ad mare, et a flumine usque ad terminos terrae" (KJV: "He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth"). National motto of Canada.
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Absens haeres non erit * an absent person will not be an heir - In law, refers to the principle that someone who is not present is unlikely to inherit.
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Absolutum dominium * absolute dominion. Total power or sovereignty

Abundans cautela non nocet * abundant caution does no harm - Thus, one can never be too careful; even excessive precautions don't hurt anyone.

Acta est fabula plaudite * The play has been performed; applaud! - A common ending to ancient Roman comedies, also claimed by Suetonius in Lives of the Twelve Caesars to have been Caesar Augustus' last words. Applied by Sibelius to the third movement of his String Quartet no. 2 so that his audience would realize it was the last one, as a fourth would normally be expected.

Acta non verba * actions, not words - Hechos no palabras.

Actus non facit reum nisi mens sit rea * The act is not guilty unless the mind is also guilty.
A legal term outlining the presumption of mens rea in a crime.

Ad abundantiam * to abundance
In legal language, used when providing additional evidence to an already sufficient collection. Also used commonly, as an equivalent of "as if this wasn't enough".

Ad captandum vulgus * in order to court the crowd - To do something to appeal to the masses. Often used of politicians who make false or insincere promises to appeal to popular interest. An argumentum ad captandum is an argument designed to please the crowd.

Mens sana in corpore sano * a sound mind in a sound body - Or "a sensible mind in a healthy body". Mente sana en cuerpo sano.

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