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in esse Line breaks: in esse
Pronunciation: /ɪn ˈɛsi/

Definition of in esse in English:


In actual existence.
Example sentences
  • They would in this connection distinguish between two types of causes - what they call ‘causes in fieri’ and what they call ‘causes in esse.’ A cause in fieri is a factor which brought or helped to bring an effect into existence.
  • Participation in esse determines the ability to act and operate.
  • Petitioners’ challenge to the decision is in any event meritless, because, even if other members of IGP have no connection to any ‘criminal prosecution in esse,’ the relief they seek is not ‘solely for return of property.’



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Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
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