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Law Latin is a type of Latin that was used in legal documents and practices. It was a mix of Latin, French, and English. It became popular as a response to Law French, which was imposed on England after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
For example, the phrase "pro se" is a Law Latin term that means "for oneself." It is often used in legal documents when someone is representing themselves in court.
These examples illustrate how Law Latin was used in legal documents and practices to convey specific meanings and concepts.