cui bono definition

  • noun:
    • energy, benefit, or self-interest regarded as the determinant of value or inspiration.
    • The concept that the ultimate initiator of an action is probable he which appears to get through the activity.
    • For whose advantage? popularly, but incorrectly, for just what use or end?
    • energy, benefit, or self-interest considered as the determinant of value or motivation.
    • The principle that ultimate initiator of an action is probable he who stands to achieve from action.
    • For whose benefit? popularly, but wrongly, for just what usage or end?
  • others:
    • Lit., for whoever benefit; improperly understood, it had become found in the feeling, of just what good or usage; and hence, (what) function; object; specif., the greatest object of life.
    • Lit., for whose advantage; incorrectly understood, it came into existence utilized in the good sense, of what great or use; and therefore, (exactly what) purpose; item; specif., the best object of life.

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