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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