vade mecum


va·de me·cum

noun \ˌvā-dē-ˈmē-kəm, ˌvä-dē-ˈmā-\
plural vade mecums

Definition of VADE MECUM

1
:  a book for ready reference :  manual
2
:  something regularly carried about by a person

Origin of VADE MECUM

Latin, go with me
First Known Use: 1629

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