an ad rem remark.
without digressing; in a straightforward manner:
to reply ad rem.
In writing, he thinks of nothing but his idea and the person whom he addresses: ad rem et ad hominem.
What is Property? P. J. Proudhon
Sed omittamus et fabulas et externa; ad rem factam nostramque veniamus.
De Officiis Marcus Tullius Cicero
to the point; without digression: to reply ad rem, an ad rem discussion Compare ad hominem
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