a bene placito


a be·​ne pla·​ci·​to
: at pleasure : ad libitum
used as a direction in music

Word History


borrowed from Italian

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of a bene placito was in 1825

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“A bene placito.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20bene%20placito. Accessed 1 Oct. 2023.

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