“nihil”

The following 6 entries include the term nihil.

aut Caesar aut nihil

Latin phrase

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

ex nihilo nihil fit

Latin phrase

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

vox et praeterea nihil

Latin phrase

: voice and nothing more : sound without substance

nihil debet

noun

: 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

: 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

: 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

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