de minimis

adjective de min·i·mis \dē-ˈmi-nə-məs, dā-ˈmē-ni-mis\

Definition of DE MINIMIS

:  lacking significance or importance :  so minor as to merit disregard <de minimis fringe benefits>

Examples of DE MINIMIS

  1. <stock dividends that were decidedly de minimis>

Origin of DE MINIMIS

New Latin, concerning trifles
First Known Use: 1948


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