pari passu

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin pari passu, from Latin parī, ablative of pār (equal) + passū, ablative of passus (step).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

pari passu

  1. Simultaneously; likewise, equally. [from 16th c.]
    • 1977, Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace, New York Review Books 2006, p. 30:
      Pari passu with Marechal Bugeaud's ‘pacification’, French colonisers steadily took root in Algeria.
    • 2013, Thomas Pynchon, Bleeding Edge, Vintage 2014, p. 54:
      A subsequent coolness, pari passu with the dotcom billionaire's revenue growth no doubt, is said to've developed.
  2. (economics, law) At an equal rate.

Adjective[edit]

pari passu

  1. (economics) at an equal rate