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ad rem

[ad rem; Latin ahd rem] /æd ˈrɛm; Latin ɑd ˈrɛm/
adjective
1.
relevant; pertinent:
an ad rem remark.
adverb
2.
without digressing; in a straightforward manner:
to reply ad rem.
Origin of ad rem
< Latin: literally, to the matter
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  • Sed omittamus et fabulas et externa; ad rem factam nostramque veniamus.

    De Officiis Marcus Tullius Cicero
  • In writing, he thinks of nothing but his idea and the person whom he addresses: ad rem et ad hominem.

    What is Property? P. J. Proudhon
British Dictionary definitions for ad rem

ad rem

/æd ˈrɛm/
adjective, adverb
1.
to the point; without digression: to reply ad rem, an ad rem discussion Compare ad hominem
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