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Origin of ad hoc
Example sentences from the Web for ad hoc
Hoc erat in more majorum—This was the custom 50 of our forefathers.
Hoc fabula docet that one should not keep three-fourths of his capital lying idle.The Fiend's Delight|Dod Grile
Ablative hoc, hac, hoc, which sounds as if the gentleman had become incapable of speech beyond the name of his wine.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete|George Meredith
In hoc signo vinces—By this sign (the cross) thou shalt conquer.
It is well, it is glorious, to read of those fine things; but does any man relish the application of the Hoc age?
British Dictionary definitions for ad hoc
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Idioms and Phrases with ad hoc
For the special purpose or end at hand; also, by extension, improvised or impromptu. The term, Latin for “to this,” is most often used for committees established for a specific purpose, as in The committee was formed ad hoc to address health insurance problems. The term is also used as an adjective (An ad hoc committee was formed), and has given rise to the noun adhocism for the tendency to use temporary, provisional, or improvised methods to deal with a particular problem. [Early 1600s]