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Genealogy Latin Dictionary

 

Below is a list of genealogy latin terms.

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Latin Phrase
Abbreviation
English Meaning
ibidem
ibid.
in the same place (in a book)
idem
the same
idem quod
i.q.
the same as
id est
i.e.
that is to say
Iesus nazarenus rex iudaeorum
INRI
Jesus of Nazareth, king of the Jews
ifans
child
ignotus
ign.
Unknown
Imperator/Imperatrix
Imp.
Emperor/Empress
imprimatur
an official license to print
in absentia
in the absence of (a person)
in actu
in practice
in aeternum
for externity
in articulo mortis
at the moment of death
in camera
in private chamber
incipit
here begins
in curia
in court
index librorum prohibitorum
list of forbidden books (not to be read)
in dubio
in doubt
infans
child
in fine
at the end
infra dignitatem
infra dig.
beneath one’s dignity
in infinitum
to infinity
in gremio legis
in the protection of the law
in libris libertas
in books there is freedom
in loco
in place of
in loco parentis
in place of a parent
in memoriam
in memory of
in principio
in the beginning
in se
in itself
in situ
in its (original) place, in position
inter alia
among other things
inter alios
among other people
inter se
between themselves
in totidem verbis
in so many words
in toto
as a whole
in transitu
in passing
in utero
in the womb
in vino veritas
in wine is truth
ipso facto
by that very fact, by the fact itself
ipso iure
by the law
idem
id.
the same
idem quod
i.q.
the same as
ita est
yes, it is so
iubilate Deo
rejoice in God
iure divino
by divine law
iure humano
by human law
ius civile
civil law
ius gentium
the law of nations
iustitia omnibus
justice for all
There is no j in Latin. However, the capital letter J was often used as a replacement for the capital letter I (for example, Justitia Omnibus instead of Iustitia Omnibus, and thus the origins of the word justice).