E caelo, ab astris

From the sky, from the stars; descend to; to get down to.

E medio tollere

Remove; place available to anyone; place at the sight of everyone.

Eadem mente esse

Have the same feelings.

Ecce autem

So therefore, observe that therefore.

Eccum lupus in sermone

Here is the wolf talking about himself. It is equivalent to the Spanish proverb: On mentioning the dastardly of Rome, then appears.


Proclamation. From declare, mandate, order. Official proclamation with the authority of the prince or magistrate.

Editio princeps

First edition. Words with which some foreign writers tend to express on the cover of their works that the books they publish has been edited for the first time.

Eduxit eum ex fano

He was removed from the sanctuary.


Effect. From efficere, execute, complete. What naturally follows from an cause. In Law all relation or legal institution has a content, created by rights and duties, which constitutes the legal effect of the same.

Effici non potest quin

It is not possible that no.

Ego sum qui sum

I am what I am. Words of the Exodus 3,14 expressed by God to Moses.

Egredi extra castra

Go outside the camp.

Eheu! fugaces labuntur anni

Ah! Years pass by fleeting. Words used by Horace to commence an ode to Postumus.

Eicere se

Plunge, jump.

Ejus auctoritas magni habebatur

His prestige was prized a lot.

Ejus est tolere cujus est condere

The one having power to do one thing has the power to undo it. It is used in a strict sense, and so it is said: a law made in Courts, can only be repealed by the courts through another law.

Ejus sit onus, cujus est emolumentum

The burden be for the one who receives the profit. Legal aphorism expressing that the one who receives the profit from a work is the one obliged to serve or perform it. It is also used in a vernacular sense: the one who receives the profits must also bear the burdens.

Ejusdem farinae

From the flour itself.

Ejusdem furfuris

From the same bran. It is always is taken as the worse part to compare persons having the same addictions or defects .

El origen de la acción praescriptis verbis se encuentra en una actio civilis incerti o in factum, inventada por el célebre jurisconsulto Marco Antistio Labeon para los casos en que, existiendo contrato, no era fácil determinar cuál, ni, por tanto, la

El poder público, por muy soberano que se le conciba, no merece el nombre de augusto que el poder supremo da a sus titulares más que cuando en su producción ordenada sigue las normas inflexibles del orden jurídico. Un poder de hecho que no haya mereci

El tribuno Lucio Calpurnio Piso, hizo aprobar, el año 147 la primera ley de pecuniis repetundis, naciendo de ella la primera cuestión permanente o perpetua, y en virtud de la Ley Acilia, de 122, se creó un juez especial, pretor, para juzgarla. La segun


Election. From eligere, choose. Action and effect of choosing.

Elegantia sine molestia

Elegance without fondness.

Eloga legum

Manual of Byzantine law, of official nature, very much important in the history of roman law.

Eloquens idemque iuris peritus

Eloquent the same as versed in law.

Eloquentia res est una omnium dificillima

Eloquence is more difficult than any other thing.


Migrate. From emigrare, migrate. Action or effect of migrating.

En causa

Here is the issue.

En el mundo antiguo el prisionero de guerra era esclavo del pueblo que lo aprisionaba, suponiéndose también lo mismo del que era hecho prisionero, aun en tiempo de paz, por pueblos que no había celebrado con Roma un tratado de amistad. Así, pues, el c

En primer lugar, no se aplicaba a los que habían sido entregados al extranjero como esclavos por los modos del Derecho civil (como por venta, y así lo dice Cicerón), lo cual implica ya una especie de reconocimiento del derecho de los extranjeros; en se

En tiempo de Augusto las contribuciones aumentaron en número y cantidad considerable. En aquel tiempo existió el sistema de tributos fijos y permanentes, y hubo contribuciones directas sobre las cosas y las personas, e indirectas de todas las clases: un

En un principio fueron meros empleados afectos a los archivos imperiales; pero en el Bajo Imperio las tareas de los principales funcionarios se repartieron en cierto número de scrinia, a cuyo frente estaba el primiscrinius o el primicerius de toda oficin

En un principio se encomendó al Senado la facultad de velar por el estricto cumplimiento de la justicia en las provincias sometidas al Estado romano, hasta el extremo de que el año 187 a.C. anula aquella corporación de distinciones del procónsul Marco

En unquam liberi erimus?

Therefore, are we never going to be free?

Eo magis quod

Moreover, therefore.

Eo minus quod

Less, therefore.

Eo modo agitabat ut

Behaved in such a way that.

Eo superbiae venit, ut omnes contemnat

It is so proud, that undervalues everybody.

Eodem loci (o in eodem loco) esse

To be in the same situation.

Eorum nos miseret

We sympathize with them.

Eos adduxit ut vererentur

Made them fear.

Epistolae obscurorum virorum

Letters of obscure men. Title of a satirical book made public in Germany in 1515-1517, apparently written by many clergymen and lecturers of Colonia and other places. It is considered one of the best samples of satire literature.

Epistolae secretae

Secret letters. In the classical old age letters were written on boards made of wood, ivory, lead or tin, afterwards on palm tree leaves, on papyrus of certain tree cortex. The place and date was or was not made public; in the front the name of the addressee and the sender appeared in dative, ended with a salutation, valid.

Eripuit coelo flumen sceptrumque tyrannio

Pull up the beam from the sky and the despots from the scepter. Writing gravened on the base of the monument to Franklin, which in few words describes the main acts of his lifeas the lightning rods and the participation taken in the independence of the United States of America .


From eros: love, and obsession. Love madness characterized by an erotic raving. In another time this term referred to the raving having sexual or personalized content. In fact it is only one of the wild definitions that may accompany the early insanity, the raving for interpretation, the madness, the alcoholism, the hysteria

Errando corrigitur error

By erring the mistake is corrected, or either, by erring we learn.

Errare humanum est

Erring is part of the human being. If human being nature is subject to mistakes, any involuntary erring deserves tolerance.

Errorem poenitendo corrigere

Redeem a mistake with penance. Words of Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), the sense of which is that regret deletes many faults.

Es probable que antes de Lucio Cornelio Sila existiesen los Tribunales de ambitus et peculatus, siendo dicho dictador quien organiza definitivamente las quaestiones perpetuae y los Tribunales, asignando a cada uno de estos sus atribuciones y competencia,

Escoto y los nominalistas han criticado esta distinción, mas transportando la cuestión fuera de su terreno. Por lo demás, se justifica plenamente en las discusiones sobre el argumento de San Anselmo para probar la existencia de Dios, el cual valdría s

Esse in crimine

To be subject of an accusation.

Esse in ore omnium

To be mentioned by all.

Est cur gaudeas

There is something to be glad for.

Est mihi nomen Alexander

My name is Alexander.

Est quaedam flere voluptas

There is some pleasure in crying. Ovid uses these words to express the comfort felt by a person, suffering a serious pain, who cries to feel relief.

Esto no era suficiente, por lo que cuando la equidad desarrolló su influjo en el derecho romano, el pretor concedió en su edicto valor jurídico a las convenciones, siempre que no hubiera en ellas dolo malo, ni fraude, ni fueran opuestas al derecho escr

Et animo et dictis

At a time his feelings and words.

Et caetera (o) et cetera

And the rest of the things. Latin words from which the Castilian etc, has developed.

Et campos ubi Troja fuit

And leaves the fields where Troy existed. Words in a line of the Aeneid of Virgil, that express the pain experienced upon passing by the ruins of a place which has been expensive..

Et hoc amplius censeo...:

In addition I provide for that...

Et tu, Brute!

You too, Brutus!. Latin expression having the same meaning as tu quoque, filimi! (you too, my son!)

Et vitam impendere vero

The truth is above everything; and should be heralded even upon risk of life. Equivalent to the Castilian expression: the truth above everything.

Etiam gravissima

Even the most serious evils.

Etiam maior

Even greater.

Etiamsi omnes negaverint te, ego non

Even when all deny you, I do not. Words said by Saint Peter to Jesus.

Etymologicum magnum

The great etymologist. This is the title generally given to a Greek dictionary created towards the second half of the X century the exact title of which is Etymologicum mega kai alphabeton.

Eum ferre non posssum, necdum amem

Far from loving him, I cannot even bear him.

Eum piget quod te non vidit

He is angry for not having seen you

Eunt anni

The years pass.

Ex adverso

Head on.

Ex aere alieno

Due to the debts.

Ex aliquo loco

Of a place.

Ex amico inimicus fieri alicui

From friend becoming enemy for somebody.

Ex auctore, ex fine, ex modo

By the author, for the purpose, for the manner. With these words Saint Thomas of Aquin gives the rules to know about the justice and injustice of the laws.

Ex captivis

By the prisoners.

Ex die quo

From the day in which.

Ex fructibus eorum cognoscetis eos

You will know them from their fruit. Word of Christ that warn about not being deceived by fake prophets.

Ex informata conscientia

Through informed conscience.

Ex labore se reficere

Recover from its fatigue.

Ex manibus dimitere


Ex manibus dimitere

From your own mouth I judge you. It is a phrase from a parables of Christ.

Ex ore parvulum veritas

The truth in the mouths of the children. Implies that in the mouth of the children there is no place for fiction. Taken from the Proverbs.

Ex Oriente lux

From eastern comes the light. Latin aphorism which, in addition to its straight sense, it is used figuratively to express that the truth of the Gospel came from the East.

Ex patria

To exile.

Ex pugna

Of the fight.

Ex quo

Since that.

Ex quo tempore

From the moment that.

Ex Senatus consulto

According to a decree of the Senate.

Ex tempore

According to the old musical terminology it meant what is now referred to as improvisation.

Ex testamento

Under the testament: It is used in forensic language as opposed to ab intestate (without testament).

Ex toto corde

With the whole heart, with the whole soul.

Ex vulnere periit

Died as a consequence of the wound.

Excellere ceteris

Distinguish more than any other.

Exceptio probat regulam

The exception confirms the rule.

Exceptis excipiendis

Except what should be excepted. This is said when it is intended to avoid or suppress a portion of what was promised.

Excidat illa dies

Let the memoir of that day perish!. Words of the Thebais, from Publius Papinius Statius (61-96), used to curse the day when he witnessed the sacrilegious fight between two enemy brothers Eteocles and Polynices.This expression applies to that fatal knowledge, the recollection of which is intended to be erased.

Excusatio non petita, accusatio manifesta

The one who accuses without nobody accusing him, accuses himself. This aphorism, sometimes true, is not always conclusive


Execution. Fill in, complete, punish. Action and effect of executing.

Exire ex urbe

Leave the city

Exoriare aliquis nostris ex ossibus ultor

That a revenger some day be born from my ash. Words of Virgil in the Aeneid, which are the impression of Dido dying

Exortus est servus qui

Appeared (it is presented) a slave to.

Experientia docet stultos

Experience corrects the foolish. This expression is intended to express that they are not corrected through reasoning but through the lessons given by the reality.

Exploratum habeo

I have verified.

Extra ordinem

Out of the ordinary, extraordinary.

Extra quam

Unless that.

Extra quam si

Except if.

Extra quam si

He took his tunic off.

Extra ripas

Out of its riverbed.