Definition of ab extra in English:

ab extra

adverb

  • From without, from the outside.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in John Healey (c1585–c1616), translator. From post-classical Latin ab extra from outside, from without from classical Latin ab from + extrā (adverb) without, outside.

Pronunciation:

ab extra

/ˌab ˈɛkstrə/