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Genealogy Latin Dictionary

 

Below is a list of genealogy latin terms.

A | B C | D | E | F | G H | I J | K | L M | N O | P | Q R | S | T - Z

Latin Phrase
Abbreviation
English Meaning
baptize, baptisimi, baptizatus erat
baptised
B.C.
before Christ
beatae memoriae
blessed memory
bella gerant alii
let others wage war
biduum
two-day period
bis in die
b.i.d.
twice a day
bona fide
acting in good faith
     
caelebs unmarried
carpe diem
seize the day
cave
beware
caveat
a warning or caution
caveat emptor
buyer beware
cetera desunt
the rest is missing
ceteris paribus
all other things being equal
Christus rex
Christ the king
circa
c
about, approximately
Codex Juris Canonici
book of canon (religious) law
cogito, ergo sum
I think therefore I am
cognomen
family name
compos mentis
of sound mind
confer
cf.
to bring together, compare
consensus omnium
all agree
copulatio, copulati, conjuncti marriage
Corpus Christi
the body of Christ
cras
tomorrow
crux
cross or a puzzle
crux ansata
the sign of life
culpa
neglect resulting in damage
cum
together with
cum grano (salis)
with a grain of salt
cum laude
with praise
cum privilegio
with privilege (of sole printing)
curriculum vitae
cv
a resume or life history