from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Of, in, or by itself or oneself; intrinsically.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. By itself; without consideration of extraneous factors.
- adv. As such; as one would expect from the name.
- adv. As a matter of law.
Latin per sē : per, per + sē, itself.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin per se ("by itself"), from per ("by, through"), and se ("itself, himself, herself, themselves"). (Wiktionary)