Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. Conditionally; provisionally; in anticipation of future need.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Of well being; of formal sufficiency for the time; conditionally; provisionally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In law, for what it is worth; conditionally: as, to take an order or testimony de bene esse (that is, to take or allow it for the present, but subject to be suppressed or disallowed on a further or full examination).

Etymologies

From Latin de ("on account of") bene ("well") esse ("to be"), "on account of well-being". (Wiktionary)

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