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de bene esse

[di bee-nee es-ee, dee, dey bey-ney es-ey]
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adverb Law.
  1. 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.
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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
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