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VADE-MECUM, a Latin phrase meaning literally " come with me " (vade, imperative of tiadere, to go or come; cum, with; me, abl. of ego, I), and used in French, Spanish and English for something that a person is in the habit of constantly taking about with him, especially a book of the nature of a handy guide or work of reference.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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