ab extra

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in the mid 17th century. Learned 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. ^ “ab extra” in Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors, The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 2002, ISBN 978-0-19-860457-0, 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, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.