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Ab abusu ad usum non valet consequentia

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 67 words.

“A progression from abuse to use is ineffective.”

A maxim meaning that the use or application of a principle or

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Ab ante <i>adv.</i>

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 28 words.

“From before.”

Done in advance or prior to a relevant event. An alternative formulation is Ab antecedente. See also

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Ab antecedente <i>adv.</i>

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 16 words.

“From the preceding.”

An alternative formulation of Ab ante.

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Ab antiquo <i>adv. Neo.</i>

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 116 words.

“From antiquity.”

Having been so since ancient times; having a temporally distant origin. E.g., “As regards the claim of

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Ab extra <i>adv.</i>

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 91 words.

“From outside.”

Originating from an outside source; originating from a third party. E.g., “The [UN General] Assembly can only

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Ab identitate rationis <i>adv.</i>

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 22 words.

“By the same reasoning.”

Using the same kind or method of reasoning.

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Ab inconvenienti <i>adj.</i>

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 59 words.

“From what is inconvenient.”

Due to inconvenience. The judicial doctrine of forum non conveniens is based on considerations ab inconvenienti

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Ab initio <i>adv.</i>

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 115 words.

“From the beginning.”

From or at the beginning; originally; from inception. The term does not imply that the situation existing

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Ab initio mundi <i>adv.</i>

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 46 words.

“From the beginning of the world.”

(1) Always, as when a state or practice always existed and has always existed.

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Ab invito <i>adv.</i>

Aaron X. Fellmeth and Maurice Horwitz.

in Guide to Latin in International Law

January 2009; p ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Law. 44 words.

“By the unwilling person.”

(1) Involuntarily; unwillingly.

(2) Done or performed by an unwilling party. For example, a treaty signed

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