Foreign words in Legal English (1)

The court's statement concerning liability was merely _______________ and hence not binding on the judge in the present dispute. (?)
mutatis mutandis
obiter dicta(+)
ratio decidendi

In civil law the phrase _______________ indicates legal competence (=a person of full age and legal capacity, possessing full civil and social rights to act on his or her own without being subject to parental or a guardian's authority). (?)
sua sponte
sui juris(+)
organismi competenti

The total free leasing Period is 2 months, _______________ from the date of September 10, 2002 to November 9, 2002. (?)
ipso facto
viz.(+)
et alii

A foreign national, _______________, has no right to a U.S. passport. (?)
ipso facto(+)
viz.
et alii

The lands hereinabove described in this lease are subject to an oil, gas and mineral lease executed by John Taylor Caffery_______________, as Lessors.(?)
ipso facto
viz.
et alii(+)

It is not always easy to identify the _______________ (=the reason for the decision in a case) of a given case. (?)
mutatis mutandis
obiter dicta
ratio decidendi(+)

The provisions of Sections 11.2-11.12 of the Merger Agreement shall apply to this Amendment _______________.(?)
mutatis mutandis(+)
obiter dicta
ratio decidendi

The court found the matter acte_______________ and declined to refer the interpretation of Article 5 to the European Court of Justice. (?)
gâteau
confondu
As judges, they might be expected _______________ to have a profound appreciation of the legal issues involved. (?)
sua sponte
ex officio(+)
sui juris

A trial court has the power to dismiss an action _______________ for failure to comply with the rules of civil procedure or a court's orders.(?)
sui juris
sua sponte(+)
ex officio