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Your right is our obligation

Latin translation: iustum

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English term or phrase:right
Latin translation:iustum
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02:54 Apr 10, 2001
English to Latin translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
English term or phrase: Your right is our obligation
as a tagline, I think it would sound better in Latin, because I want to use it for a law office website
Ivan Philipoff
Iustum tibi nobis necessitas.
Explanation:
Iustum tibi nobis necessitas (pronounced, "YOO-stoom TIH-bih NOH-bees neh-KEH-sih-tahss"; if using all capital letters, people usually write U's as V's, like this: IVSTVM TIBI NOBIS NECESSITAS.)

The word IUS (IVS) means "law, right, justice", and its derivative IUSTUM (neuter gender, in the nominative case) means "what is right/just" and functions as the subject of the sentence.

The word TIBI means "for you" or "to you," meaning a singular "you". (Latin always forces us to specify either a singular or a plural "you" -- unlike English.)

NOBIS means "for us" or "to us," making it parallel in structure to TIBI.

The predicate nominative NECESSITAS means "necessity" or "obligation". This word is very widely used by ancient authors, but the English-looking OBLIGATIO is quite rare.

Since this is a motto, it is stylistically proper and linguistically appropriate to omit the verb EST ("is").

PLEASE NOTE: There are many other ways to render your saying into Latin, of course. However, all of them require the use of the NOMINATIVE case (rather than accusative-case forms, such as in the proposal "directum voster obligationem nostram est"). I say this as a long-time professor of Latin at the college and university level, in order to prevent anyone from critiquing your Web screens.



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naIustum tibi nobis necessitas.Wigtil
nadirectum voster obligationem nostram estAlbert Golub


  

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directum voster obligationem nostram est


Explanation:
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Albert Golub
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5 hrs
Iustum tibi nobis necessitas.


Explanation:
Iustum tibi nobis necessitas (pronounced, "YOO-stoom TIH-bih NOH-bees neh-KEH-sih-tahss"; if using all capital letters, people usually write U's as V's, like this: IVSTVM TIBI NOBIS NECESSITAS.)

The word IUS (IVS) means "law, right, justice", and its derivative IUSTUM (neuter gender, in the nominative case) means "what is right/just" and functions as the subject of the sentence.

The word TIBI means "for you" or "to you," meaning a singular "you". (Latin always forces us to specify either a singular or a plural "you" -- unlike English.)

NOBIS means "for us" or "to us," making it parallel in structure to TIBI.

The predicate nominative NECESSITAS means "necessity" or "obligation". This word is very widely used by ancient authors, but the English-looking OBLIGATIO is quite rare.

Since this is a motto, it is stylistically proper and linguistically appropriate to omit the verb EST ("is").

PLEASE NOTE: There are many other ways to render your saying into Latin, of course. However, all of them require the use of the NOMINATIVE case (rather than accusative-case forms, such as in the proposal "directum voster obligationem nostram est"). I say this as a long-time professor of Latin at the college and university level, in order to prevent anyone from critiquing your Web screens.





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