per accidens

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

Definition of per accidens

1 : by chance or extraneous circumstance : accidentally he is not learned, except per accidens— Walter Moberly
2 : in accidental or nonessential character

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History and Etymology for per accidens

Late Latin

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“Per accidens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/per%20accidens. Accessed 16 Jan. 2021.

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