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.

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Origin of de minimis

First recorded in 1945–50
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