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sub specie aeternitatis

adverb sub spe·cie ae·ter·ni·ta·tis \su̇b-ˈspe-kē-ˌā-ˌī-ˌter-nə-ˈtä-təs\

Definition of sub specie aeternitatis

  1. :  in its essential or universal form or nature

Origin and Etymology of sub specie aeternitatis

New Latin, literally, under the aspect of eternity

First Known Use: 1895

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