sub specie aeternitatis

adverb
sub spe·cie ae·ter·ni·ta·tis | \su̇b-ˈspe-kē-ˌā-ˌī-ˌter-nə-ˈtä-təs \

Definition of sub specie aeternitatis 

: in its essential or universal form or nature

First Known Use of sub specie aeternitatis

1846, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sub specie aeternitatis

New Latin, literally, under the aspect of eternity

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