at one’s pleasure.
Music. not obligatory or indispensable.
Abbreviation: ad lib.
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 Wallace Blancke
Half-way across, he found the coolness of the water so agreeable that he decided to enjoy it ad libitum.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866 Various
The movement was obliged to be in triple time; the rest was ad libitum.
The Children’s Book of Thanksgiving Stories Various
The individual thus excited, then preaches, ad libitum, whether male or female.
Travels Through North America, v. 1-2 Berhard Saxe-Weimar Eisenach
A cheap and useful demulcent in pulmonary and urinary irritation; especially in catarrhs, gonorrha, &c.; ad libitum.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley
Surely when Nicholson undertook the house, he had not permission to defer the completing of it ad libitum.
A History of Giggleswick School Edward Allen Bell
There is an ad libitum supply for douches and baths in every camp.
Turkish Prisoners in Egypt Various
In fact they are at liberty to accept invitations and give them ad libitum.
Our Deportment John H. Young
If it is a case where stimulus is any relief, the nurse gives milk-punch or brandy, or whatever is wanted, ad libitum.
Complete Prose Works Walt Whitman
(music) (to be performed) at the performer’s discretion Often shortened to ad lib
- 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 […]
- Ad loc.
at or to the place. Historical Examples Lines 44-49 are said by Servius, ad loc., to be quoted from Gallus (‘de ipsius translati carminibus’). The Student’s Companion to Latin Authors George Middleton Even Bhr, ad loc., admits that the narrative is of later date, and has received a traditional colouring. The Expositor’s Bible: The First […]
- Ad majorem dei gloriam
for the greater glory of God: motto of the Jesuits. Historical Examples The society designated their object by Loyola’s motto—Omnia ad majorem Dei gloriam. Mysticism and its Results John Delafield Even among the Jesuits, with their corrupted theology, the motto emblazoned on their standard was, ad majorem Dei gloriam. Beacon Lights of History, Volume VII […]