[ in -es-e; English in -es-ee ]
/ ɪn ˈɛs ɛ; English ɪn ˈɛs i /
adverb, adjective Latin.
in being; in actuality; in actual existence (contrasted wiith in posse).
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British Dictionary definitions for in esse
/ (ɪn ˈɛsɪ) /
actually existingCompare in posse
Word Origin for in esse
Latin, literally: in being
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