in pari materia

adverb
in pari ma·​te·​ria | \ -mə-ˈtir-ē-ə, -mä-\

Legal Definition of in pari materia

: on the same subject or matter : in a similar case

Note: It is a doctrine in statutory construction that statutes that are in pari materia must be construed together.

History and Etymology for in pari materia

Late Latin, in a like matter

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