an amount that is small enough to be ignored; too unimportant or small to be taken seriously The statute does not cover de minimis or insignificant violations.
- The agreement excluded de minimis claims.
- The case of Airlines v. Hardison interpreted undue hardship to mean anything more than a ' de minimis cost. '
- What counts as an acceptable or de minimis risk?
- The first case to suggest the possibility of de minimis regulatory exceptions was Monsanto Co. v. Kennedy.