Chapter 20
Legal Latin
In This Chapter
◆ More words to learn
◆ Legal terms and meanings
◆ Law-school-paper Latin
◆ Law sayings and quotations
◆ Ancient Roman law
When a lawyer stands before a jury to present his case, he’s not going to spout Latin. But when conversing with other lawyers or the judge, or when reading law books, he needs to know some Latin. Many terms in documents and legal writings are in Latin. You will hear Latin when you watch Court TV—or, heaven forbid, you are in court yourself.
In this chapter, I include the more frequently used terms in courts or in legal papers. Remember that these terms have for the most part become English, and, therefore, the English pronunciation can be found in any dictionary.

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