|"If your application is successful, what qualities will you bring to Ed's poker group?"|
(drawing by The Daily English Show)
Noun phrase. Mid-18th century.
[Latin, literally 'choice of a person'.]
LAW (now Historical). The right of each partner in a firm, party to a contract, etc.,
to choose or be satisfied with any person subsequently admitted to partnership.
Just once in my life, I want to slam my fists on the table and cry: "I invoke the right of delectus personae!"
Seriously, how cool would that be?