in extenso


in ex·​ten·​so ˌin-ik-ˈsten(t)-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce in extenso (audio)
: at full length
the passage was quoted in extenso

Word History


Medieval Latin

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of in extenso was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“In extenso.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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