per accidens

adverb per ac·ci·dens \pəˈraksəˌdenz, ˌpər‧ˈa-, peˈra-\

Definition of per accidens

  1. 1 :  by chance or extraneous circumstance :  accidentally he is not learned, except per accidens — Walter Moberly

  2. 2 :  in accidental or nonessential character

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Origin and Etymology of per accidens

Late Latin


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