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Meaning of de bene esse

de be•ne es•se

Pronunciation: (di bē'nē es'ē, dē, dā bā'nā es'ā), [key]
— Law. Law.
  1. of validity for the time being but subject to objection or nullification at a later date; provisionally: to take evidence de bene esse to ensure against its loss.
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