a bene placito

a be·​ne pla·​ci·​to | \ ˌäˌbenēˈplächə̇ˌtō \

Definition of a bene placito

: at pleasure : ad libitum used as a direction in music

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First Known Use of a bene placito

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for a bene placito

borrowed from Italian

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“A bene placito.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20bene%20placito. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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