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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.

Origin and Etymology of in pari materia

Late Latin, in a like matter


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