per se
per se 1 /pər-'sā, ˌper-; pər-'sē/ adv [Latin, by, of, or in itself]
1: inherently, strictly, or by operation of statute, constitutional provision or doctrine, or case law
the transaction was illegal per se see also negligence per se at negligence; nuisance per se at nuisance
2: without proof of special damages or reference to extrinsic circumstances
defamatory statements that were actionable per se compare per quod
per se 2 adj: being such inherently, clearly, or by operation of statute, constitutional provision or doctrine, or case law
it is clear that licensing of adult entertainment establishments is not a per se violation of the First AmendmentClub Southern Burlesque, Inc. v. City of Carrollton, 457 S.E.2d 816 (1995)
a per se conflict of interest

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

per se
adv.
(Latin) In itself; intrinsically; by its very nature.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


per se
'by itself'.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


per se
Latin for "by itself," meaning inherently. Thus, a published writing which falsely accuses another of being a convicted felon is libel per se, without further explanation of the meaning of the statement.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


per se
adj. /adv., Latin By or through itself. Standing alone; on its own merits; without need for reference to outside facts. The opposite of per quod.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


per se
(Latin: In itself.)
Simply as such; in its own nature without reference to its relation.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


per se
I
[Latin, In itself.] Simply as such; in its own nature without reference to its relation.
II Considered by itself; taken alone.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

per se
[purr say]
adj.
   Latin for "by itself," meaning inherently. Thus, a published writing which falsely accuses another of having a sexually transmitted disease or being a convicted felon is "libel per se," without further explanation of the meaning of the statement.
   See also: libel per se

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Per se — (sometimes misspelled per say or persay ) is: *A Latin phrase used in English arguments for by itself or by themselves It also is used in law: *Illegal per se, the legal usage of per se in criminal and anti trust law *Negligence per se, legal use …   Wikipedia

  • per se — Loc. lat. que significa ‘por sí mismo, por su naturaleza’: «No pretendemos por eso afirmar que la moral es subjetiva per se» (Ramis Esencia [Ven. 2002]). En lenguaje filosófico se opone a per áccidens (→ per áccidens). Solo puede usarse en… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • per se — [ˌpə: ˈseı US ˌpə:r ˈsi:, ˈseı, ˌper ˈseı] adv formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: by itself ] used to say that something is being considered alone, not with other connected things ▪ The color of the shell per se does not affect the quality …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • per se — 〈geh.〉 von selbst, durch sich selbst; das versteht sich per se [Etym.: lat.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • per se — [ ,pɜr seı ] adverb FORMAL considered by itself: used for emphasizing that you are not considering something in relation to anything else: The job, per se, isn t particularly interesting, but it pays well …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • per se — <lateinisch> (von selbst); das versteht sich per se …   Die deutsche Rechtschreibung

  • Per se — est une locution latine signifiant « en soi ». Elle est utilisée de façon courante en hongrois sous la forme persze, qui signifie « cela va de soi  », « bien sûr ». Portail de la linguistique …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Per se —         (лат.) благодаря себе, самостоятельно. Философский энциклопедический словарь. М.: Советская энциклопедия. Гл. редакция: Л. Ф. Ильичёв, П. Н. Федосеев, С. М. Ковалёв, В. Г. Панов. 1983 …   Философская энциклопедия

  • per se — лат. (пэр сэ) само по себе. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • Per se — (lat.), für sich …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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