de minimisde min·i·mis
Of little importance; insignificant.
Origin of de minimisFrom Latin d&emacron; minim&imacron;s (n&omacron;n c&umacron;rat l&emacron;x), (the law does not concern itself) with trifling matters : d&emacron;, of, about + minim&imacron;s, ablative pl. of minimum, smallest (thing), least (thing), neuter of minimus, smallest, least; see minimum.
- Concerning things that are so minor as to be negligible, trivial or trifling. Often used to describe exemptions in government rules and regulations.
- The tax is not payable on amounts below the de minimis limit of Â£100 per year.
- The de minimis rules on import duty mean that alcohol for personal consumption is exempt from any charge.
- (law) Beneath judicial notice.