What does ab initio mean?

ab initio meaning in Legal Dictionary

preparation. lawyer Latin for "from the commencement," as "it had been legal ab initio."

ab initio meaning in Law Dictionary

Latin, for through the first work or definition from the beginning.

ab initio meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1600, Latin, literally "from the beginning," from ab "from" + oblique situation of initium "entrance, starting," pertaining to verb inire "going into, enter upon, start" (see preliminary).

ab initio meaning in General Dictionary

in the beginning

Sentence Examples with the word ab initio

The marriage was declared invalid ab initio either on the ground of Anne's precontract with Lord Percy or more probably on the ground of the affinity established between Henry and Anne by Henry's previous relations with Mary Boleyn.

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