C16: from Latin immanēre to remain in, from im- (in) + manēre to stay
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If you say that a quality is immanent in a particular thing, you mean that the thing has that quality, and cannot exist or be imagined without it. [formal] ⇒ ...a radical analysis of hierarchy as the immanent principle of Western society. ⇒ God is immanent in the world.