- existence originating from and having no source other than itself.
Origin of aseity
1685–95; < Medieval Latin asēitās, equivalent to Latin ā sē from oneself + -itās -ity
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- philosophy existence derived from itself, having no other source
Word Origin for aseity
C17: from Medieval Latin aseitas, from Latin ā from + sē oneself
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"being by itself," 1690s, from Medieval Latin aseitas "state of being by itself," from Latin a "from" + se "oneself" (see suicide).
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