Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society

Some Latin Legal Terms

The terms listed below are sometimes used in documents you may find while doing your genealogy research:
  • affines - relatives by marriage, in-laws
  • agnati – paternal relations
  • alimenta – provision made for younger sons or unmarried daughters
  • caelebs – single, unmarried males
  • cognomen – surname
  • comparuit pro me – appeared before me
  • coram – in the presence of
  • decessit – died
  • decessit sine prole – died without issue
  • didymus – twin, male or female
  • domus – home
  • dos – dowry
  • eodem die – on the same day
  • gravida– pregnant
  • habere – to have, to hold
  • habitare – to reside
  • ibidem – in the same place
  • instant, inst. – in the current month
  • iure/jure – legally
  • iurare/jurare – to swear, take an oath
  • levantes – godparents
  • locus – place
  • majorennis – of legal age
  • manu propria – in one's own hand
  • morbus – disease
  • post longom morbum – after a long illness
  • mutuo consensus – by mutual consent
  • noverca – step-mother
  • orbus – orphan
  • proles – issue, child
  • relictus/a – widow/widower
  • sepelire – to bury
  • signum – mark
  • sine – without
  • sub tutela – under guardianship
  • tutor – guardian
  • uxor – wife
  • vita – life
  • vir – male
  • vulgo – commonly, generally

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Southeastern Colorado Genealogical Society, Inc.

P.O. Box 1407

Pueblo, CO 81002

secogensoc@gmail.com

Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month with a Genealogical Studies class at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm and our Program from 2:00 pm - 3:00 PM

You do not have to be a member to attend - Everyone is welcome.

Call 719-250-5782 for more information or to schedule a ride.