Definition of ad bene placitum in US English:

ad bene placitum

(also ad beneplacitum)


  • At one's pleasure or discretion; at will.


Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Scott (d. 1626), protestant polemicist. From post-classical Latin ad beneplacitum at good pleasure from classical Latin ad + post-classical Latin beneplacitum good pleasure (Vetus Latina), use as noun of neuter past participle of beneplacere to please (Vetus Latina) from classical Latin benē well + placēre to please.