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  • But, notes Bishop Sergio Pagano, prefect of the archives, the Latin "secretum" in the institution's name simply refers to the Pope's "personal" or "private" archives.

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  • Acting sua sponte, or as Professor Crouch puts it: "en banc sua sponte sub secretum" the CAFC took the issue for en banc resolution, despite the fact that the court received no briefing and held no argument on the issue.

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  • Intrare secretum to express speaking in secret, would not be Latin.

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  • But secretum here signifies the chambers of the judge.

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  • Nihil animum cruciat, nihil molestius inquietat, secretum virus, pestis occulta, &c. epist.

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  • Minuit se quodammodo proba bonitas conscientiae secretum, Boethius, l. 1. pros.

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  • In secretum eorum non veniat anima mea, in coetu eorum non uniaris lingua mea: quia in furore suo occiderunt virum, et voluntate sua eradicaverunt murum.

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  • Mihi enim impossibile est scire generationis secretum.

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  • _Ep_ II xiii 5 'cum hoc _seria_, cum hoc _iocos_ miscui', Pliny _Ep_ IV xvii 5 'nihil a me ille secretum, non _ioculare_, non _serium_, non triste, non laetum', and Ennius _Ann_ 239-40 Vahlen3 'cui res audacter magnas paruasque iocumque/eloqueretur'.

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  • If a stranger is introduced without leave ( "ad mensam communitatis ad comedendum vel videndum secretum mensae"), the penalty is a quart of good wine for the fellows present in Hall.

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  • "A private seal" (Merriam-Webster)

    January 17, 2013