de minimis

de minimis

[duh min-uh-mis, dey] Latin.
pertaining to minimal or trivial things; small, minor, or insignificant; negligible: De minimis gifts to employees are not subject to taxation.

Origin:
1945–50

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Main Entry:  de minimis
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  so small or minimal in difference that it does not matter or the law does not take it into consideration
Etymology:  Latin 'of minimum importance, trifling'
Usage:  law
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de minimis
from L. de minimis, lit. "of little things," thus, "so minor as to not be worth regarding."
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