ab extra

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in the mid 17th century. Borrowing from Latin ab extra (literally from outside) From Late Latin ab (from) extra (outside).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

ab extra

  1. (law) From outside. [Mid 17th century.][1]
    Sometimes I wonder if this country is being controlled ab extra.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 4
  • 1999, Ed. Jennifer Speake, The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0425169952
  • ab extra” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, v1.0.1, Lexico Publishing Group, 2006.