Said of an argument either for a conclusion that rests on the alleged absurdity of an opponent's argument (cf.appeal to ridicule) or that another assertion is false because it is absurd.
Or, "from the outset", referring to an inquiry or investigation.Philosophically and theologically, it indicates something, e.g., the universe, that was created from outside of time.The form irato is masculine; however, this does not limit the application of the phrase to men: rather, "person" is meant because the phrase probably elides "homo" ("man/person"), not "vir" ("men"). Means "from beginning to end", based on the Roman main meal typically beginning with an egg dish and ending with fruit; cf. Thus, ab ovo means "from the beginning", and can connote thoroughness.Expresses the wish that no insult or injury be presumed or done by the speaker's words, i. Also rendered absit iniuria verbis ("let injury be absent from these words"). Said in the context of a statement of excellence: unlike the English expression "no offense", absit invidia is intended to ward off envious deities who might interpret a statement of excellence as hubris. Legal term pronounced by a judge to acquit a defendant following his trial.