de re

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From Latin de (about) re (thing) (ablative of res)

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On the de re reading of “Peter believes someone is out to get him”, ‘someone’ is specific, picking out some particular individual. There is some person Peter has in mind, and Peter believes that person is out to get him.

de re (not comparable)

  1. (linguistics, philosophy) Taking the thing of reference in consideration.

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