Latin, Its Usage In The Modern World

Originating in ancient Italy, and spread throughout the world via the power of the Roman Empire. Latin is an ancient language that has reverberated through history. Right up to the present day, where we still use some of the ancient words albeit in modern functions.

It’s common in the business world to use Latin phrases. Some of this terminology can be confusing at first glance and you might even consider the terms spelling mistakes. But no, they are real and they are usually used to describe and shorten more complex expressions.

Examples Include: Ad hoc – Improvised, devised or applied spontaneously (‘just for this’)

Alias – Otherwise known as, also known as.

Bona Fide – In good faith, honesty, genuine, real.

E.g. (exempli gratia) – For example

P.S (post script) –

Per se – By itself, intrinsically, exclusively, specifically

Post mortem – After death.

Plebeius (plebs) – The common people, insulting term for the lower class.

Latin is considered a ‘dead language’ nowadays but it is still widely used and even still taught in schools around the world. It’s even expected within certain professions to know Latin phrases, such as Politics, medical and law employment.