de minimis

[ duh min-uh-mis, dey ]
/ də ˈmɪn ə mɪs, deɪ /
Latin.

pertaining to minimal or trivial things; small, minor, or insignificant; negligible: De minimis gifts to employees are not subject to taxation.

Origin of de minimis

First recorded in 1945–50
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Word Origin and History for de minimis

de minimis


Latin, literally "of little things," thus, "so minor as to not be worth regarding."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper