absit iniuria verbis -> let injury be absent from the words

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absit iniuria verbis -> let injury by words be absent

Expresses the wish that no insult or wrong be conveyed by the speaker's words, i.e., "no offense". Also rendered absit injuria verbis; see also absit invidia.

Wikipedia—List of Latin phrases
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"By words" is a grammatically possible, but unlikely, interpretation.  The phrase means that a statement has no injurious intent:  no offense intended.



 

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