DE BENE ESSE
\də bˈɛnɪ ˈɛs], \də bˈɛnɪ ˈɛs], \d_ə b_ˈɛ_n_ɪ_ ˈɛ_s]\
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By Noah Webster.
Practice. A technical phrase applied to certain proceedings which are deemed to be well done for the present, or until an exception or other avoidance, that is, conditionally, and in that meaning the phrase is usually accepted. For example, a declaration is filed or delivered, special bail put in, witness examined, &c. de bene esse, or conditionally; good for the present.
By John Bouvier
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