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noun Etymology: Latin, to whose advantage? Date: 1604 a principle that probable responsibility for an act or event lies with one having something to gain 1. usefulness or utility as a principle in estimating the value of an act or policy 2. Cui bono Cui` bo"no [L.] Lit., for whose benefit; incorrectly understood, it came to be used in the sense, of what good or use; and hence, (what) purpose; object; specif., the ultimate object of life.
L.] For whose benefit, of what use.
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