In esse
In esse In` es"se [L.] In being; actually existing; -- distinguished from {in posse}, or {in potentia}, which denote that a thing is not, but may be. [1913 Webster]

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  • in esse — /in e sē, sā/ adv or adj [Medieval Latin]: in actual existence compare in posse Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. in ess …   Law dictionary

  • In esse — (lat.), im Sein, bes. im Wohlsein; daher in seinem esse sein, in einem erwünschten, angenehmen Zustande, in froher Laune sein. In essentiali, im Wesentlichen. Inessentiell, unwesentlich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • in esse — /in esiy/ In being. Actually existing. Distinguished from in posse, which means that which is not, but may be. A child before birth is in posse; after birth, in esse …   Black's law dictionary

  • in esse — /in esiy/ In being. Actually existing. Distinguished from in posse, which means that which is not, but may be. A child before birth is in posse; after birth, in esse …   Black's law dictionary

  • in esse — [in es′ē] [L] adj. in being; in actual existence: opposed to IN POSSE …   English World dictionary

  • In esse — In esse, spät lat., im Sein, Wohlsein; in e.ntia, in e.ntiali, im Wesen; inessentiell, unwesentlich …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • in esse — ə̇ˈnesē adverb (or adjective) Etymology: Medieval Latin : in actual existence contrasted with in posse * * * in esse see esse 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • in esse — /in es e/; Eng. /in es ee/, Latin. in being; in actuality; in actual existence (contrasted with in posse). * * * …   Universalium

  • in esse —    (in EHS seh) [Latin] In being; in actual existence …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • in esse — 1. adjective in being, in actuality, having a actual to existence, (contradistinguished by in posse, compare in potentia) 2. adverb in being, in …   Wiktionary

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