usque ad coelum

us·que ad coe·lum \ˈüskwāädˈkȯiləm, ˈəskwēadˈsēləm\

Definition of usque ad coelum

  1. :  up to the heavens :  as far as heaven —referring to a rule in law that the owner of land owns the air space above it indefinitely upward the Swiss Government announced that it adopted the principle of territoriality usque ad coelumTimes History of the War

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of usque ad coelum

New Latin


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up usque ad coelum? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to help become familiar with something

Get Word of the Day daily email!