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A writ of dedimus potestatem is also issued out of Chancery, when a new name is inserted in the commission of the peace, directing an acting justice to swear
him in. 1008. Dedimus tot pignora fatis. (L.) Luc. 7, 662.-We have
given so many hostages to fortune. 1009. Dediscit animus sero quod didicit diù. (L.) Sen. Troad.
631.—The mind is slow to unlearn anything it has been learning long. The difficulty of eradicating ideas or pre
judices early instilled. 1010. Dedit hanc contagio labem
Et dabit in plures. (L.) Juv. 2, 78.—Contagion has spread this pollution and will spread it much further.
Said of the contagious effect of immoral habits. 1011. De facto. (L.)-In point of fact. Usually opposed to de
jure, by law or by right. Thus William and Mary were said to be the de facto, and James II. and III. the de
jure, sovereigns of England by the non-juring party. 1012. Defectio virium adolescentium vitiis efficitur sæpius quam
senectutis. (L.) Cic. Sen. 9, 29.—Decay of strength is more commonly the result of youthful excesses than any
real fault in old age itself. 1013. Defendamus. (L.)-Let us defend. Motto of town of
Taunton. 1014. Defendit numerus junctæque umbone phalanges. (L.) Juv.
2, 46.— Their numbers protect them and their serried
lines, joined shield to shield. 1015. Deforme est etiam, de se ipsum prædicare, falsa præsertim.
(L.) Cic. Off. 1, 38, 137.--It is unseemly for any one to
boast about himself, more especially when it is untrue. 1016. Defuncti ne injuria afficiantur. (L.) Law of the Twelve
Tables.-The dead are not to be aspersed with contumely.
Like De mortuis, etc. 1017. Degeneres animos timor arguit. (L.) Virg. A. 4, 13.
Fear argues a base-born soul. 1018. De gustibus non est disputandum. (L.) Prov. 2-There is
no disputing about tastes. Cf. Diversos diversa juvant; non omnibus annis Omnia conveniunt. Pseudo-Gall. 2, 104.-Different things delight different people, it is not everything that suits all ages.
1019. De hoc multi multa, omnes aliquid, nemo satis. (L.)?—
On this subject many people have said much, all have said
something, but no one enough. 1020. De industria. (L.) Cic. Or. 44, 151; or Es industria
(Liv. 1, 56, 8). --On purpose, intentionally. Generally
in a bad sense. 1021. De l'absolu pouvoir vous ignorez l'ivresse,
Et du lâche flatteur la voix enchantresse. (Fr.)?
Of Power you know not the intoxication,
Nor the flattering magic of base adulation.- Ed. 1022. De l'audace, encore de l'audace et toujours de l'audace !
(Fr.) - Audacity, still more audacity, and always
supra. 1023. Delectare in Domino. (L.) Vulg. Ps. xxxvi. 4. —Delight
thou in the Lord. Motto of Lord Poltimore. 1024. Delegata potestas non potest delegari. (L.) Law Max.
A delegated authority cannot be re-delegated (or, Vicarius non habet Vicarium, An agent cannot appoint another to do his agency). A broker, e.g., cannot turn over the man who commissions him (his principal) to another broker,
of whom his employer knows nothing. 1025. Delenda est Carthago. (L.) Cat. ap. Servius ad Virg. 4,
683.-Carthage must be destroyed.
For the rest, I am of opinion that Carthage should be destroyed. 1026. Deleo omnes dehinc ex animo mulieres. (L.) Ter. Eun.
2, 4, 5.—From henceforth I blot out every woman from
1027. Delere licebit
Quod non edideris : nescit vox missa reverti. (L.) Hor. A. P. 389.—You may strike out what you please before publishing ; but once sent into the world the words can never be recalled.
1028. Deliberando sæpe perit occasio. (L.) Syr. 140.- Oppor
tunity is often lost through deliberation. While we are
Eja, age, rumpe moras, quo te spectabimus usque ?
(L.) Mart. 2, 64, 9.
While doubting what to be, it grows too late. -Ed. 1029. Deliberandum est sæpe, statuendum est semel. (L.) Syr.
132.—Deliberate as often as you please, but when you
decide it is once for all. 1030. Deliberat Roma, perit Saguntum. (L.) Prov.- While
Rome deliberates, Saguntum perishes.
famine of Saguntum) for any severely-felt dearth of food. 1031. Deliramenta doctrinæ. (L.)—T'he crazes of learning. Wild
theories of learned men. Fantastic speculations. 1032. De loin c'est quelque chose, et de près ce n'est rien. (Fr.)
La Font. Chameau et Bâtons flottants. —At a distance it
are said to be bâtons flottants sur l'onde, sticks floating on the water. 1033. Delphinum sylvis appingit, fluctibus aprum. (L.) Hor.
A. P. 30.—He paints dolphins among forests, boars in
This must be the artist who enlivened a bit of sea
shore with a few red lobsters. 1034. De mal en pis. (Fr.)—From bad to worse. 1035. De male quæsitis vix gaudet tertius hæres,
Nec habet eventus sordida præda bonos. (L.) Quoted
This has been signally verified in the case of most of the Church
gotten and badly spent. Light come, light go.
linguae, half one language, half another.
Nam et illud quod dat, perdit, et illi producit vitam ad
does not concern itself about trifles. The law, though
strict, is not harsh and pedantic in its requirements. 1039. Demitto auriculas ut iniquæ mentis asellus. (L.) Hor.
S. 1, 9, 20.- Down go my ears, like a surly young ass.
I revolt, rebel, refuse at the proposition. 1040. Dem Mimen flicht die Nachwelt keine Kränze. (G.)
Schill. Prol. Wallenstein's Camp.-Posterity binds no
wreaths for the actor.
the dead but what is good.
injuriously of the dead.
in dicendo, actionem ; quid secundum, idem et idem
1043. De motu proprio. (L.)–Of his own motive or impulse.
Of a person's own act.
1044. De nihilo nihilum, in nihilum nil posse reverti. (L.)
Pers. 3, 84.-From nothing nought, and into nought can
Cf. Nil igitur fieri de nilo posse putandum est
Semine quando opus est rebus. .Lucret. 1, 206.—We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a
seed to start from. 1015. Denique non omnes eadem mirantur amantque. (L.)
Hor. Ep. 2, 2, 58.—Men do not, in short, all admire or
love the same things. Diversity of taste. 1046. De non apparentibus, et non existentibus, eadem est ratio.
(L.) Law Max.—That which is not forthcoming must be treated as if it did not exist. If the Court cannot take judicial notice of a fact, it is the same as if the fact had not existed. Deeds, e.g., must be produced in Court, or
be treated as non-existent. 1047. Dens theonina. (L.) Cf. Hor. Ep. 1, 18, 82.-A calum
niating tooth (tongue). The tongue of a scandal-monger.
Detraction, 1048. Deo adjuvante. (L.)—God assisting. Motto of Viscount
Exmouth. (2.) Deo ducente.—Under God's guidance. Motto of Lord Haldon. (3.) Deo favente.—By the favour of God. (4.) Deo juvante.-God helping. Motto of Bruton Grammar School. (5.) Deo volente, or D.V.
-God willing, if God will. 1019. Deo dante nil nocet invidia, et non dante, nil proficit labor.
(L.) ?- Where God gives envy cannot harm, and where
He gives not, all labour is in vain. 1050. Deo date." (L.)—Give unto God. Motto of Lord Arundel
of Wardour. 1051. Deo duce, ferro comitante. (L.)--God is my guide, my
sword, my companion. Motto of Earl of Charlemont. 1052. Deo duce fortuna comitante. (L.)— With God for leader,
and fortune for companion. Motto of the Merchants of
Exeter. 1053. Deo fidelis et Regi. (L.) Faithful to God and the King.
Motto of Lord Dunsandle and Clanconal. 1054. Deo honor et gloria. (L.)—To God be the honour and
glory. Motto of Leather-Sellers' Company.