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- adj. Concerning things that are so minor as to be negligible, trivial or trifling. Often used to describe exemptions in government rules and regulations.
- adj. beneath judicial notice
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. of trifling consequence or importance; too insignificant to be worthy of concern; -- a reference to the phrase de minimis non curat lex.
From Latin, de + minimis, ablative of minimus ("smallest, least") (Wiktionary)
A well-known legal maxim says de minimis non curat lex, “the law does not concern itself with trifles,” and neither should we if we want peace of mind.