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Ad hoc   /æd hɑk/   Listen
Ad hoc

Often improvised or impromptu.
For or concerned with one specific purpose.

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"Ad hoc" Quotes from Famous Books

... this word balivus is. In the statute of Magna Carta, cap. 28, the letter of that statute is, nullus balivus de eaetero ponat aliqnem ad legem manifestam nec ad juramentum simplici loquela sua sine testibus fidelibus ad hoc inductis." (No bailiff from henceforth shall put any one to his open law, nor to an oath {of self-exculpation) upon his own simple accusation, or complaint, without faithful witnesses brought in for the same.) "And some have said that balivus in this statute signifieth ...
— An Essay on the Trial By Jury • Lysander Spooner

Words linked to "Ad hoc" :   unplanned, specific

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