Per-se



[pur sey, see, per] /pɜr ˈseɪ, ˈsi, pər/

adverb
1.
by, of, for, or in itself; intrinsically:
This candidate is not a pacifist per se, but he is in favor of peaceful solutions when practicable.
Synonyms: innately, inherently, indigenously, fundamentally.
/ˈpɜː ˈseɪ/
adverb
1.
by or in itself; intrinsically

Latin, literally “by itself;” translating Greek kath auto (Aristotle).

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