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de bene esse

[di bee-nee es-ee, dee, dey bey-ney es-ey] /dɪ ˈbi ni ˈɛs i, di, deɪ ˈbeɪ neɪ ˈɛs eɪ/
adverb, Law.
of validity for the time being but subject to objection or nullification at a later date; provisionally:
to take evidence de bene esse to ensure against its loss.
Origin of de bene esse
First recorded in 1595-1605, de bene esse is from the Medieval Latin word dē bene esse of well-being Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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