This common English idiom means that you are doing something ‘just in case’ and refers vaguely to the possibility that a thing might happen or be true, without saying exactly what it is but that you are taking preventative measures to avoid such a possibility. -I don't think I'll need any money but I'll bring some just in case. -Bring a map in case you get lost. -The forecast didn't mention rain but I'm going to take an umbrella just in case. Is there a Latin idiom or a good translation that members of the forum can suggest to match this English expression? Perhaps something on the lines of ‘ut omnia provideam’or ‘ne quid improvisi accidat’. However. I would appreciate any alternative or better translations.

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    Have you found it? I'm trying to find out thas for years. Anyway, there's a similar question about "in case of" the answers are pretty good.
    – user11898
    Commented Feb 9, 2023 at 19:31
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    At present, Manuel, I can find no better suggestions than the two I have suggested above, of which I now prefer ‘ ne quid improvisi accidat’. Commented Feb 11, 2023 at 14:54

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We can use the conjunction "si" "In case of war" "Si quod extremum bellum exsitat"

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    I think the reason you got a couple downvotes (although I didn't vote myself yet) is because it's a pretty barebones answers. Do you think you could flesh this answer out a bit more, especially explaining why Latin would prefer a conditional instead of the adverbial "just in case"? I think you're on the right track, personally, but more explanation would be helpful to others evaluating this answer.
    – cmw
    Commented Mar 10 at 14:45

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