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Postby Bailey » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:15 am

per se (pr s, s)
adv.
Of, in, or by itself or oneself; intrinsically.


[Latin per s : per, per + s, itself.]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2003. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.[/quote]

It's not a single word per se but the two little words are used together for this meaning,

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Postby Slava » Sun Jan 16, 2011 3:15 pm

This one's also part of the root of ampersand, a word that could well also be suggested for treatment here.
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