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Jan 30, 2009
This week's theme
Latin terms in English

This week's words
ex libris
in medias res
dramatis personae
lares and penates
ex parte

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ex parte

PRONUNCIATION:
(eks PAHR-tee)

MEANING:
adverb: Involving one side only.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin ex parte (from a side).

USAGE:
"A notice was served to the company but as no official turned up on its behalf, it was proceeded ex parte."
Telephone Company Told to Pay Damages; The Times of India (New Delhi); Jan 13, 2009.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
No matter that we may mount on stilts, we still must walk on our own legs. And on the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom. -Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592)

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