de bene esse

de bene esse
/diy biyniy esiy/da biyniy/.
Conditionally; provisionally; in anticipation of future need. A phrase applied to proceedings which are taken ex parte or provisionally, and are allowed to stand as well done for the present, but which may be subject to future exception or challenge, and must then stand or fall according to their intrinsic merit and regularity.
Examination de bene esse.
A provisional examination of a witness. An examination of a witness whose testimony is important and might otherwise be lost, held out of court and before the trial, with the proviso that the deposition so taken may be used on the trial in case the witness is unable to attend in person at that time or cannot be produced.
See e.g. Fed.R.Civil P. 26, 27

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • bene esse — see esse 2 b …   Useful english dictionary

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  • de bene esse — de be·ne es·se /dē bē nē e sē, di ; dā be ne e se/ adj [Medieval Latin, literally, of well being (i.e., morally acceptable, but subject to legal validation)]: subject to future exception: conditional provisional depositions de bene esse Merriam… …   Law dictionary

  • de bene esse — ˌdāˌbenēˈesē adverb Etymology: Medieval Latin, literally, of well being : of sufficiency for the present : conditionally, provisionally used of various things done subject to future exception or avoidance (as the taking of testimony before trial… …   Useful english dictionary

  • De bene esse — is a Latin phrase meaning of well being. In an American legal context, it means conditionally, provisionally, or in anticipation of future need. It can also mean A phrase applied to proceedings which are taken ex parte or provisionally and are… …   Wikipedia

  • de bene esse — /di bee nee es ee, dee, day bay nay es ay/, Law. 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. [1595 1605; < ML de bene esse of… …   Universalium

  • De bene esse — De be ne es se [L.] (Law) Of well being; of formal sufficiency for the time; conditionally; provisionally. Abbott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • de bene esse — /diy biyniy esiy/da biyniy/. Conditionally; provisionally; in anticipation of future need. A phrase applied to proceedings which are taken ex parte or provisionally, and are allowed to stand as well done for the present, but which may be subject… …   Black's law dictionary

  • de bene esse — Of present, temporary validity; for what it is worth; conditionally; provisionally; subject to a defeasance of condition subsequent. See deposition de bene esse …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • de bene esse — adverb Conditionally; provisionally; in anticipation of future need …   Wiktionary

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