Definition of perseity in English:

perseity

noun

Philosophy
  • The quality of being predicated essentially of a subject; an instance of this.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Abraham Fraunce (?1559–?1593), poet and lawyer. From post-classical Latin perseitas self-subsistence from classical Latin per sē by itself, corresponding to ancient Greek καθ' αὑτό, as used by Aristotle, Analytica posteriora 73a26 + -tās.

Pronunciation

perseity

/pəːˈsiːɪti/