Definition of ab initio in English:

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ab initio

Pronunciation: /ˌab ɪˈnɪʃɪəʊ/

adverb& adjective

formal or Law
From the beginning: [as adverb]: the agreement should be declared void ab initio
More example sentences
  • Enormous as the difference undoubtedly is between these faculties in the two cases, the difference is conceded not to be one existing ab initio.
Synonyms
from the beginning, from the start, initially, originally, from first principles, to begin with, to start with, primarily;
Music  da capo

Origin

Latin.

Words that rhyme with ab initio

ex officio
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