aut Caesar aut nihil

Latin phrase (1)
aut Cae·​sar aut ni·​hil | \ au̇t-ˈkī-sär-ˌau̇t-ˈni-ˌhil How to pronounce aut Caesar aut nihil (audio) \

Definition of aut Caesar aut nihil

 (Entry 1 of 6)

: either a Caesar or nothing : either Emperor or nothing : all or nothing

ex nihilo nihil fit

Latin phrase (2)
ex ni·​hi·​lo ni·​hil fit | \ eks-ˈni-hi-ˌlō-ˌni-ˌhil-ˈfit How to pronounce ex nihilo nihil fit (audio) \

Definition of ex nihilo nihil fit (Entry 2 of 6)

: out of nothing, nothing is produced : nothing comes from nothing

vox et praeterea nihil

Latin phrase (3)
vox et prae·​te·​rea ni·​hil | \ ˈwōks-et-prī-ˈter-e-ä-ˈni-ˌhil How to pronounce vox et praeterea nihil (audio) \

Definition of vox et praeterea nihil (Entry 3 of 6)

: voice and nothing more : sound without substance

nihil debet

noun (1)
ni·​hil de·​bet | \ ˈnīˌhilˈdēˌbet\

Definition of nihil debet (Entry 4 of 6)

: a legal plea of the general issue in an action of debt on a simple contract or on a specialty when the deed is the only inducement to the action

nihil habet

noun (2)
nihil ha·​bet | \ -ˈhāˌbet\

Definition of nihil habet (Entry 5 of 6)

: a return by a sheriff or other officer made on a scire facias or other writ indicating that the defendant has no property within reach of the process, and the defendant has not been served

nihil obstat

noun (3)
nihil ob·​stat | \ -ˈäbzˌtat, -bˌst-\

Definition of nihil obstat (Entry 6 of 6)

1 : the certification by an official censor of the Roman Catholic Church that a book has been examined and found to contain nothing opposed to faith and morals
2 : authoritative or official approval the surest road to fame was … through the imprimatur and nihil obstat of a foreign critic— P. H. Odegard

History and Etymology for aut Caesar aut nihil

Noun (1)

Latin, he owes nothing

Noun (2)

Latin, he has nothing

Noun (3)

Latin, nothing hinders

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