per se

Definition of "per se"
  1. A Latin term, meaning 'by itself' or 'inherently', used to signify something that is inherently illegal or improper without needing further explanation
How to use "per se" in a sentence
  1. This act of intimidation can be considered as harassment per se.
  2. The claim made by the news outlet was deemed to be a libel per se, as it falsely accused an individual of a felony.
  3. A bribery offer is considered illegal per se, without requiring further elaboration on its implications.

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