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per se

[pur sey, see, per] /pɜr ˈseɪ, ˈsi, pər/
adverb
1.
by, of, for, or in itself; intrinsically:
This candidate is not a pacifist per se, but he is in favor of peaceful solutions when practicable.
Origin of per se
1565-1575
1565-75; < Latin per sē by itself, translation of Greek kath’ autó
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per se

/ˈpɜː ˈseɪ/
adverb
1.
by or in itself; intrinsically
Word Origin
Latin
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Word Origin and History for per se

Latin, literally "by itself;" translating Greek kath auto (Aristotle).

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