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simpliciter Line breaks: sim|plici|ter
Pronunciation: /sɪmˈplɪsɪtə/

Definition of simpliciter in English:


chiefly Law
Simply; unconditionally: restraint is imposed in order to prevent competition simpliciter
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  • In Texas, these are ‘buzz words’ for the tort of negligence simpliciter, as they are here in Ontario.
  • Section 47 creates, inter alia, an offence of offensive behaviour in a dwelling house, simpliciter.
  • This is a different issue from jurisdiction simpliciter, although many of the factors overlap.


Latin, literally 'simply'.

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