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de minimis

[duh min-uh-mis, dey] /də ˈmɪn ə mɪs, deɪ/ Latin.
pertaining to minimal or trivial things; small, minor, or insignificant; negligible:
De minimis gifts to employees are not subject to taxation.
Origin of de minimis
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Contemporary definitions for de-minimis

so small or minimal in difference that it does not matter or the law does not take it into consideration

Word Origin

Latin 'of minimum importance, trifling'

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Word Origin and History for de-minimis

de minimis

Latin, literally "of little things," thus, "so minor as to not be worth regarding."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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