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"not relatively; in the full sense of the word," a Latin adverb (from stem of simplex "simple;" see simplex) meaning, in classical Latin, "simply, plainly, directly, straightforwardly."

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for simpliciter

Historical Examples of simpliciter

  • Therefore a grant by an expectant heir, simpliciter, is void.

    Ten Thousand a-Year (Vol. 2)

    Samuel Warren

  • For "grave—big" read "where Gallic hopes fell flat," and for "wig" "hat" simpliciter, and the thing is done.

  • Else it sounds onely infinitus quoad nos but simpliciter finitus.

  • Yet the trial was not carried on “simpliciter et de plano” according to the forms of the Inquisition.