Definition of per primam intentionem in US English:

per primam intentionem

(also per primam intensionum)


  • By first intention; by bringing the edges of a wound into contact. Now usually in shortened form "per primam".


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From classical Latin per per + prīmam, feminine accusative of prīmus + intentiōnem, accusative of intentiō.