in toto

in to·​to | \in-ˈtō-(ˌ)tō \

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Examples of in toto in a Sentence

The judge accepted the testimony in toto.

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Lasagna is Italian American parlance and refers to the aforementioned cheesy composition, the dish in toto. Evan Kleiman,, "Lasagne, not lasagna: Why a pan of béchamel lasagne is just the kind of comfort food you may need," 5 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of in toto

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for in toto

Latin, on the whole

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The first known use of in toto was in 1796

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English Language Learners Definition of in toto

: as a whole : totally or completely

in toto

in to·​to | \in-ˈtō-tō \

Legal Definition of in toto 

: as a whole : in total admitted the disputed testimony in toto refused to allow the will in toto

History and Etymology for in toto

Latin, on the whole

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