pari passu

adverb or adjective

pa·​ri pas·​su ˈper-i-ˈpa-(ˌ)sü How to pronounce pari passu (audio)
: at an equal rate or pace

Examples of pari passu in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new Ordinary Shares rank pari passu with the existing Ordinary Shares in issue, and application has been made for the shares to be admitted to the Official List and to trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange PLC. Sacramento Bee, 31 Jan. 2024

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Word History


Latin, with equal step

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pari passu was in 1567

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“Pari passu.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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