at no time; never: from the fact that the Greeks did not reckon dates by calends.
- Ad lib
something improvised in speech, music, etc.: Was that joke part of your speech or an ad lib? at one’s pleasure; without restriction. freely; as needed; without stint: Water can be given to the patients ad lib. to improvise all or part of (a speech, a piece of music, etc.): to ad-lib one’s lines. to act, […]
- Ad libitum
at one’s pleasure. Music. not obligatory or indispensable. Abbreviation: ad lib. Historical Examples Problematical judgements are those in which the affirmation or negation is accepted as merely possible (ad libitum). The Critique of Pure Reason Immanuel Kant I dwell in my sky-parlor and become Jupiter the while, ad libitum. The Dramatic Values in Plautus Wilton […]
- Ad litteram
to the letter; exactly.
- Ad litem
for the particular action or proceeding: a guardian ad litem. adjective (formerly, esp of a guardian) appointed for a lawsuit adjective for the purposes of a lawsuit or legal action only, esp. referring to a temporary guardian Examples Guardian ad litem is the term for a person appointed to protect the legal interests of someone […]