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De Minimis

Non-legal words

Something so trivial it makes no difference or hardly any difference. From the Latin legal maxim: de minimis non curat lex (the law is not concerned with trivia).

In the field of specified accommodation, many appeals turn on whether the support provided by a landlord to a Housing Benefit claimant is more than minimal: if the support is de minimis it is not sufficient to bring the case under the more generous rules.