De bene esse
De bene esse De be"ne es"se [L.] (Law) Of well being; of formal sufficiency for the time; conditionally; provisionally. --Abbott. [1913 Webster]

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  • de bene esse — de be·ne es·se /dē bē nē e sē, di ; dā be ne e se/ adj [Medieval Latin, literally, of well being (i.e., morally acceptable, but subject to legal validation)]: subject to future exception: conditional provisional depositions de bene esse Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • De bene esse — is a Latin phrase meaning of well being. In an American legal context, it means conditionally, provisionally, or in anticipation of future need. It can also mean A phrase applied to proceedings which are taken ex parte or provisionally and are… …   Wikipedia

  • de bene esse — ˌdāˌbenēˈesē adverb Etymology: Medieval Latin, literally, of well being : of sufficiency for the present : conditionally, provisionally used of various things done subject to future exception or avoidance (as the taking of testimony before trial… …   Useful english dictionary

  • de bene esse — /di bee nee es ee, dee, day bay nay es ay/, Law. of validity for the time being but subject to objection or nullification at a later date; provisionally: to take evidence de bene esse to ensure against its loss. [1595 1605; < ML de bene esse of… …   Universalium

  • de bene esse — /diy biyniy esiy/da biyniy/. Conditionally; provisionally; in anticipation of future need. A phrase applied to proceedings which are taken ex parte or provisionally, and are allowed to stand as well done for the present, but which may be subject… …   Black's law dictionary

  • de bene esse — /diy biyniy esiy/da biyniy/. Conditionally; provisionally; in anticipation of future need. A phrase applied to proceedings which are taken ex parte or provisionally, and are allowed to stand as well done for the present, but which may be subject… …   Black's law dictionary

  • de bene esse — Of present, temporary validity; for what it is worth; conditionally; provisionally; subject to a defeasance of condition subsequent. See deposition de bene esse …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • de bene esse — /ˌdeɪ ˌbɛni ˈɛsi/ (say .day .benee esee) adjective Law (of evidence) valid for the time being, but to be considered more fully later. It refers especially to an examination, out of court before trial, of witnesses who are old, dangerously ill, or …   Australian English dictionary

  • de bene esse — adverb Conditionally; provisionally; in anticipation of future need …   Wiktionary

  • de bene esse, deposition — n. A deposition of a witness done just in case the witness cannot appear at trial, so that the litigant will have the testimony regardless. Also called examination de bene esse The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of… …   Law dictionary

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