mutatis mutandis

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Etymology[edit]

Latin ablative absolute: mūtātīs (ablative neuter plural form of mūtātus, “[having been] altered, changed, or modified”, perfect passive participle of mūtō, “I alter or change”) + mūtandīs (ablative neuter plural form of mūtandus, “which is to be altered, changed, or modified”, future passive participle of mūtō, “I alter or change”) = “with those things which were to be changed having been changed”

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mutatis mutandis (not comparable)

  1. Having changed what needed to be changed.
    • 1962, Norman Malcolm, Dreaming, Routledge & Kegan Paul (1977 paperback reprint), ISBN 071008434X, chapter ten: “Application to Other Mental Phenomena”, page 48:
      The above reasoning yields an identical result when applied, mutatis mutandis, to illusions or hallucinations or sensory impressions, or to any other psychological events, with the sole exception of dreams.
    • ibidem, chapter fifteen: “Continuity between Dreams and Waking Life”, page 100:
      Similar considerations apply, mutatis mutandis, to the example of nightmare imagined by Brown.
    • ibidem, chapter seventeen: “The Principle of Coherence”, page 110:
      In Chapter 10 it was shown that the proof that making a judgment while asleep is an unintelligible notion applies, mutatis mutandis, to all other mental acts and to all mental passivities, and indeed to everything that we should wish to call ‘mental’, except dreaming.

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  • Mutatis mutandis is sometimes used to draw the reader’s attention to the differences between a statement and a similar but different earlier statement.
  • As an unnaturalised foreign phrase, mutatis mutandis is often italicized when used in English.

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin mūtātīs mūtandīs. For more information, see the English entry.

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mutatis mutandis

  1. (law) mutatis mutandis
    Unionin kansalaisten karkottamista vastaan saaman suojan järjestelmää ei voida soveltaa mutatis mutandis Turkin kansalaisiin.
    The scheme of protection against expulsion conferred on citizens of the Union cannot be applied mutatis mutandis to Turkish nationals.

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