mutatis mutandis

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unadapted borrowing from Late Latin mūtātīs mūtandīs (with [the things] to be changed having been changed).

Pronunciation[edit]

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /m(j)uːˌtɑːtɪs muːˈtandɪs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /m(j)uˌtɑtəs m(j)uˈtɑndəs/, /mjuˌteɪtəs mjuˈtændəs/

Adverb[edit]

mutatis mutandis (not comparable)

  1. (especially law) with the necessary changes being made; with the necessary modifications; with such changes as are necessary to ensure congruence
    • a. 1525, The Coventry Leet Book, page 595:
      And like billes, mutatis mutandis, were put In ayenst Gloucestre & Worcestre
    • 1863, H.M.'s Public Record Office, Calendar of State Papers, Foreign Series, of the Reign of Elizabeth, volume VII, page 141:
      26 May 1564. M. to Mr. Tipton, and another (mutatis mutandis) to Mr. Cuerton. Pp. 3.
    • 1962, Samuel Edward Finer, chapter 2, in The Man on Horseback: The Role of the Military in Politics:
      What is said of the army here is to be taken also to apply, mutatis mutandis, to the air force and the navy.
    • 1962, Norman Malcolm, chapter 15, in Dreaming:
      Similar considerations apply, mutatis mutandis, to the example of nightmare imagined by Brown.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Typically treated as an unnaturalized Latin phrase and italicized. Now usually treated as a parenthetical phrase set off inside commas.
  • Even in academic work, the term has been increasingly uncommon in English since the 1950s. However, it is still seen occasionally in journalism.
  • Usually used when describing similarities between two cases to make allowances for the obvious differences between them (see examples above), or to allow a legislative or contractual provision to be applied in similar but different circumstances.

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Translations[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin mūtātīs mūtandīs (with [the things] to be changed having been changed). For more information, see the English entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmuːtɑːtːis ˈmuːtɑndis/, [ˈmuːt̪ɑːt̪ːis̠ ˈmuːt̪ɑndis̠]

Adverb[edit]

mutatis mutandis

  1. (law) mutatis mutandis (having changed what needs to be changed)
    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.
    Synonyms: (somewhat literal translation of mutatis mutandis) muutettavat muuttaen, soveltuvin osin, vastaavalla tavalla, vastaavasti

French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin mūtātīs mūtandīs (with [the things] to be changed having been changed). For more information, see the English entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /my.ta.tis my.tɑ̃.dis/
  • Rhymes: -is

Adverb[edit]

mutatis mutandis

  1. (law) mutatis mutandis (having changed what needs to be changed)
    Synonyms: toutes proportions gardées, toute proportion gardée

Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin mūtātīs mūtandīs (with [the things] to be changed having been changed). For more information, see the English entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /muˈta.tis muˈtan.dis/, /muˈta.tiz muˈtan.dis/
  • Hyphenation: mu‧tà‧tis‧mu‧tàn‧dis

Adverb[edit]

mutatis mutandis

  1. mutatis mutandis (having changed what needs to be changed)
    Synonyms: fatti i debiti cambiamenti, con le opportune differenze

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally “with [the things] to be changed having been changed”. Of late derivation: earliest appearance in British Latin, 1272.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /muːˈtaː.tiːs muːˈtan.diːs/, [muːˈt̪äːt̪iːs̠ muːˈt̪än̪d̪iːs̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /muˈta.tis muˈtan.dis/, [muˈt̪äːt̪is muˈt̪än̪d̪is]

Adverb[edit]

mūtātīs mūtandīs (not comparable)

  1. (Late Latin) mutatis mutandis (having changed what needs to be changed)
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Particularly: “from 1272”

Usage notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford English Dictionary, 3rd ed., “mutatis mutandis, adv.” Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2003.

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin mūtātīs mūtandīs (with [the things] to be changed having been changed). For more information, see the English entry.

Adverb[edit]

mutatis mutandis

  1. mutatis mutandis (having changed what needs to be changed)

Further reading[edit]