Definition of Per se

1. Adverb. With respect to its inherent nature. "This statement is interesting per se"

Exact synonyms: As Such, In And Of Itself, Intrinsically
Partainyms: Intrinsic

Definition of Per se

1. Adverb. By itself; without consideration of extraneous factors. ¹

2. Adverb. (context: chiefly in Appendix:Glossary#negative polarity item negative polarity environments) As such; as one would expect from the name. ¹

3. Adverb. (legal) As a matter of law. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Per Se

per impossibile
per mille
per myriad
per nasum
per nocte
per orally
per orem
per orum
per os
per primam
per pro
per procurationem
per rectum
per saltum
per say
per se (current term)
per stirpes
per tubam
per vias naturales
per year
peracetic acid

Literary usage of Per se

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1921)
"The demurrer was based upon the ground that no cause of action was set out In the petition, since the alleged defamatory publication was not "per se libel- ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Gardiner Hammond (1890)
"(25) The master is answerable for the act of his sen-am. .... nam qui facit per alium facit per se, page 429. The history of this maxim is interesting and ..."

3. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"PERSECUTION, (per-se-kn'-┬╗bun) ns The act or practice of persecuting ; the state of ... One who harasses others with continued ma- PERSEVERANT, (per-se- ..."

4. Handbook of the Law of Torts by Heman Gerald Chapin (1917)
"NUISANCES per se AND PER ACCIDENS 116. Certain things are regarded as ... Illustrations of a nuisance per se would be a house of assignation or the ..."

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