alter idem

Latin noun phrase
al·​ter idem | \ ˌȯl-tər-ˈī-ˌdem How to pronounce alter idem (audio) , ˌäl-ter-ˈē- How to pronounce alter idem (audio) \

Definition of alter idem

: another the same : second self

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