ab initio

  1. Adverb.  (legal) From the time when a legal document comes into force.
  2. Adverb.  (science) Calculated from first principles, i.e. from basic laws without any further additional assumptions.
  3. Adverb.  (context, of an academic course) Taken with no prior qualifications.

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