de minimis

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From Latin, de + minimis, ablative of minimus (smallest, least)

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de minimis

  1. Concerning things that are so minor as to be negligible, trivial or trifling. Often used to describe exemptions in government rules and regulations.
    The tax is not payable on amounts below the de minimis limit of £100 per year.
    The de minimis rules on import duty mean that alcohol for personal consumption is exempt from any charge.
  2. (law) Beneath judicial notice.

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