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    Question Italics with a priori

    Would you use italics for "a priori"? It is a rather well established foreign phrase (in fact, CALD even does not mention it is from Latin, so had I not known that, I could have thought it is an English phrase), so maybe italics are not needed?

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    Default Re: Italics with a priori

    Quote Originally Posted by nyggus View Post
    Would you use italics for "a priori"? It is a rather well established foreign phrase (in fact, CALD even does not mention it is from Latin, so had I not known that, I could have thought it is an English phrase), so maybe italics are not needed?

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    It is considered good practice to use italics, and this is almost always in connection with Latin terms. This stems from the use of so much Latin in our past and even today in many legal documents. When it comes to other foreign phrases as they are in use today in the other countries we do not usually 'point' them out.

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