Definition of per saltum in English:

per saltum

adverb

  • In one bound, without intermediate steps; all at once.

adjective

  • Sudden; without intermediate stages.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Watson (?1559–1603), Roman Catholic priest and conspirator. From post-classical Latin per saltum by a leap from classical Latin per + saltum, accusative of saltus leap.

Pronunciation

per saltum

/pəː ˈsɒltəm//pəː ˈsɔːltəm/