simpliciter

adverb

sim·​pli·​ci·​ter
sim-ˈpli-sə-tər
1
: in a simple degree or manner : simply
was murder simpliciter
2
: per se

Word History

Etymology

Latin, from simplic- simplex simple

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“Simpliciter.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/simpliciter. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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