To expand on Christophers explanation; its a Latin phrase that English speakers like to use. Also included are
ad hoc. "when necessary or needed"
alias. "used to indicate that a named person is also known or more familiar under another specified name."
bona fide. "genuine; real."
e.g. (exempli gratia) "for example"
etc. (et cetera ) "used at the end of a list to indicate that further, similar items are included."
i.e. (id est) "In different words"
P.S. (post script) "an additional remark at the end of a letter, after the signature and introduced by “P.S.”"