de bene esse

adjective

de be·​ne es·​se
dē-ˈbē-nē-ˈe-sē, di-; dā-ˈbe-ne-ˈe-se
: subject to future exception : conditional, provisional
depositions de bene esse

Word History

Etymology

Medieval Latin, literally, of well-being (i.e., morally acceptable, but subject to legal validation)

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“De bene esse.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/de%20bene%20esse. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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