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ab initio

definition of ab initio:

(from Latin. translates to "from the beginning") an indication that some specific condition has existed from the beginning. The term, ab initio, is commonly used in the context of contracts, property and marriage, where validity may be in question.

ab initio, as it might be used:

Because of fraud, the marriage was void ab initio.
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