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de minimis

[duh min-uh-mis, dey]Latin.
  1. pertaining to minimal or trivial things; small, minor, or insignificant; negligible: De minimis gifts to employees are not subject to taxation.
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Origin of de minimis

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

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

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