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per se(pər sā′, sē′)
Of, in, or by itself or oneself; intrinsically.
[Latin per sē : per, per + sē, itself.]
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per se(ˈpɜː ˈseɪ)
by or in itself; intrinsically
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per se(pɜr ˈseɪ, ˈsi, pər)
by, of, for, or in itself; intrinsically.
[1565–75; < Latin per sē by itself, translation of Greek kath' autó]
St.-John (ˈsɪn dʒən) St.-John Perse.
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A Latin phrase meaning by itself, used to mean intrinsically.
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|Adv.||1.||per se - with respect to its inherent nature; "this statement is interesting per se"|
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adverb in itself, essentially, as such, in essence, by itself, of itself, by definition, intrinsically, by its very nature I'm not opposed to capital punishment per se.
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