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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. From without.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. From without: opposed to ab intra (which see).

Etymologies

Latin ab extrā : ab, from + extrā, outside.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
First attested in the mid 17th century. Borrowing from Latin ab extra (literally "from outside") From Late Latin ab ("from") extra ("outside"). (Wiktionary)

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