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 /
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; from Medieval Latin: dē bene esse, literally, “of well-being”
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