[font=""trebuchet ms""]ab initio : from the beginning
ad hoc : for particular purpose, pertaining to or for the purpose of, this case only.
ad interim : in the meantime
amicus curiae : friend of the court; one who voluntarily or on invitation of the court, and not on the instructions of any party, helps the court in any judicial proceedings.
audi alteram : hear the other side. Both sides should be heard before a decision is arrived at.
caveat emptor : let the purchaser beware. A maxim implying that the buyer must be cautious, as the risk is his and not that of the seller.
cestui que trust : a beneficiary under a trust, the person for whose benefit a trust is created.
de facto : in fact : an expression indicating the actual state of circumstances independently of any question of right or title.
de jure : in law : independent of what obtains in fact
dehors : outside of : unconnected with, unrelated to;
de novo : a new
ejusdem generis : of the same kind or nature. Where a list of specific items is followed by general concluding clause, this is deemed to be limited to things of the same kind as those specified.
ex gratia : as a matter of grace or favour.
ex officio : by virtue of an office.
ex parte : expression used to signify something done or said by one person not in the presence of his opponent
fait accompli : an accomplished act.
in limine : at the outset
in pari materia : upon the same matter or subject
in personam : against the person; an act or proceeding done or directed against or with reference to a specific person.
in rem : an act/proceeding done or directed with reference to no specific person or with reference to all whom it might concern.