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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

ad rem

\ad REM\ , adverb, adjective;
1.
Without digressing; in a straightforward manner.
adjective:
1.
Relevant; pertinent.
Quotes:
I am sure these things are not ad rem. Some persons think, my lord, it is very hard these men should be forced against their consciences from the church.
-- Richard Baxter, The Practical Works of Richard Baxter
The letter seems free of formulae, which suggests it was composed specifically ad rem.
-- Roger Rees, Layers of Loyalty in Latin Panegyric
Origin:
Ad rem is a useful Latin phrase that literally means "at thing" from the roots ad and rēs.
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