in extenso

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in extenso (not comparable)

  1. At full length.
    • 1887, The Law Quarterly Review, p. 464.
      Mr. Brett does not follow the examples set by White and Tudor and Smith of printing his leading cases in extenso.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, ch. 1
      There is a singular fascination in watching the eagerness with which the learned author ferrets out every circumstance which may throw discredit on his hero. [...] Nothing has been too small to escape him, and you may be sure that if Charles Strickland left a laundry bill unpaid it will be given you in extenso, and if he forebore to return a borrowed half-crown no detail of the transaction will be omitted.
    • 1925, Tromsø Museums skrifter, Tromsø museum, p. 89.
      When read in extenso and without translation, the choice of words, style and sentiment of the letters reflect the influence on the writers of the ...

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