in pari materia


in pari ma·​te·​ria
-mə-ˈtir-ē-ə, -mä-
: 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.

Word History


Late Latin, in a like matter

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“In pari materia.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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