bene placito

Bene placito

Be`ne plac"i*to\ (b[=e]`n[-e] pl[a^]s"[i^]*t[-o]; It. b[=a]`n[asl] pl[aum]"ch[-e]*t[-o]). [It. beneplacito pleasure, fr. L. bene well + placitus pleasing.]

1. At or during pleasure.

For our English judges there never was . . . any bene placito as their tenure. --F. Harrison.

2. (Mus.) At pleasure; ad libitum.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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