in esse

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin in (in) + esse (be).

Prepositional phrase[edit]

in esse

  1. in being, in actuality, having actual existence, (contradistinguished by in posse; compare in potentia)

Usage notes[edit]

  • A child living is in esse, but before birth is only in posse.

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