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rebus sic stantibus

[ree-buh s sik stan-tuh-buh s] /ˈri bəs sɪk ˈstæn tə bəs/
adverb, International Law.
1.
(of the duration of the binding force treaty) for as long as the relevant facts and circumstances remain basically the same.
Origin of rebus sic stantibus
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50, rebus sic stantibus is from the Latin word rēbus sīc stantibus with things remaining thus
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  • rebus sic stantibus, what's the use of talking about quantitative and accentual verse, as if they were really two kinds of verse?

  • The reservatio mentalis, too, of "rebus sic stantibus" is an unwarrantable and wicked reservation.

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