Paranormal In Review

Initials for old wills and documents

a.a.s. - died in the year of his/her age (anno aetitis suae)

AE - An abbreviation for Aetatis, or years of life

d.s.p. - died without issue (decessit sine prole legitima)

d.s.p.l. -died without legitimate issue (decessit sine prolemascula


d.s.p.m.s. -died without surviving male issue (decessit sineprole mascula


d.s.p.s - died without surviving issue (decessit sine prolesupersita)

d.unm - died unmarried

d.v.p. - died in the lifetime of his father (decessit vitapatris)

d.v.m. - died in the lifetime of his mother (decessit vitamatris)

D.Y. - Died young

Et a - l and others (et alia)

H.S. (Latin) - Here is buried

Inst - present month (instans)

Liber - book or volume

Nepos - grandson

Nunc - Nuncapative will, an oral will, written by a witness

Ob - he/she died (obit)

Obit Sine Prole - Died without children

Rel. or Relict - widow or widower (relicta/relictus)

Res. or Residue - widow or widower

Sic - so or thus, exact copy as written

Testes - witnesses

Ult - late (ultimo)

Ux or vs wife (uxor)

Viz - namely (videlicet)