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The principle of "cuius regio, eius religio" says:
whose realm, his religion
whose law, his religion
whose government, his religion
whose richness, his religion
Cuius regio, eius religio is a Latin phrase which literally means 'whose realm, his religion', meaning that the religion of the ruler was to dictate the religion of those ruled. At the Peace of Augsburg of 1555, which ended a period of armed conflict between Roman Catholic and Protestant forces within the Holy Roman Empire, the rulers of the German-speaking states and Charles V agreed to accept this principle.
What means latin statement ''Deus vult''
In the name of God
Protect me God
''Deus vult'' is a Catholic motto associated with the Crusades, more specifically with the First Crusade of 1096–1099. The phrase appears in the Vulgate translation of the Christian Bible.
What literally means Latin: "divide et impera"?
The woman is variable
Pray and work
Divide and rule
God wants it
Divide and rule (from Latin dīvide et imperā), or divide and conquer, in politics and sociology is gaining and maintaining power by breaking up larger concentrations of power into pieces that individually have less power than the one implementing the strategy. The concept refers to a strategy that breaks up existing power structures, and especially prevents smaller power groups from linking up, causing rivalries and fomenting discord among the people. It was heavily used by British Empire in India and elsewhere.
What does the Latin phrase "qui pro quo" mean?
tooth for a tooth
tit for tat
something for something
eye for an eye
Quid pro quo ("something for something" in Latin) is a Latin phrase used in English to mean an exchange of goods or services, in which one transfer is contingent upon the other; "a favour for a favour".
Who are the famous words "Alea iacta est" assigned to?
John III Sobieski King of Poland
Alea iacta est ("The die is cast") is a variation of a Latin phrase (iacta alea est [ˈjakta ˈaːlea est]) attributed by Suetonius to Julius Caesar on January 10, 49 B.C. as he led his army across the Rubicon river in Northern Italy. With this step, he entered Italy at the head of his army in defiance of the Senate and began his long civil war against Pompey and the Optimates.
What does the Latin saying "Sapienti sat" mean?
wisdom and learning
enough for the wise
wisdom and truth
wisdom is better than gold
From Plautus. Indicates that something can be understood without any need for explanation, as long as the listener has enough wisdom or common sense. Often extended to dictum sapienti sat est ("enough has been said for the wise", commonly translated as "a word to the wise is enough").
What is the official language of the Vatican City?
Italian and Latin
The Vatican Constitution has established no official language. However, in accordance with paragraph 2 of the Legge sulle fonti del diritto ("Law on the sources of law") of 7 June 1929, it promulgates its laws and regulations by publishing them in the Italian-language Supplemento per le leggi e disposizioni dello Stato della Città del Vaticano attached to the Acta Apostolicae Sedis.
What does the Latin term "Homo habilis" mean?
Homo Habilis is one of the earliest members of the genus Homo. Its name, which in Latin means "handy man", was given in 1964 because this species was thought to represent the first maker of stone tools.
What is the meaning of the Latin sentence "Lex posterior derogat legi priori"?
a later act repeals the binding force of an earlier act
the superior law repeals a subordinate act
law is not retroactive
The law does not enforce impossible things
Lex specialis, in legal theory and practice, is a doctrine relating to the interpretation of laws and can apply in both domestic and international law contexts.
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