per accidens

(Lat., by accident) In scholastic thought that which is per accidens belongs to a substance more or less fortuitously, and is contrasted with that which is per se, or through itself, i.e. that springs from its inner or essential nature. Also in scholastic thought, that which is intended is per se, whereas that which comes about as a result of action but without being intended is per accidens . See also double effect, principle of.

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  • per accidens — (pronunc. [per áccidens]) Fil. Locución latina aplicada, por oposición a «per se», a las cualidades *accidentales de las cosas …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Per accĭdens — (lat.), durch Zufall …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • per accidens — per ạc|ci|dens [lat., ↑Akzidens] (veraltet): durch Zufall …   Universal-Lexikon

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  • per accidens — adverb By chance; by reason of an accidental, incidental or non essential circumstance; contingently; indirectly. Ant: per se …   Wiktionary

  • per accidens nuisance — An act, occupation, or structure not a nuisance per se, but one which may become a nuisance by reason of circumstances, location, or surroundings. 39 Am J1st Nuis § 11 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • nuisance per accidens — n: nuisance in fact at nuisance Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • ens per accidens — /enz pər akˈsi dənz or per a ki dānsˈ/ noun (in Aristotelian philosophy) that which exists only as an accident of a substance (an ens per se /sē or sā/) • • • Main Entry: ↑ens …   Useful english dictionary

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