aseity

aseity

[uh-see-i-tee, ey-see-]
noun Metaphysics.
existence originating from and having no source other than itself.

Origin:
1685–95; < Medieval Latin asēitās, equivalent to Latin ā sē from oneself + -itās -ity

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aseity (eɪˈsiːɪtɪ)
 
n
philosophy existence derived from itself, having no other source
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin aseitas, from Latin ā from + oneself]

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aseity
"being by itself," 1690s, from M.L. aseitas "state of being by itself," from L. a "from" + se "oneself."
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