pari passu

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



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.


pari passu

  1. (economics) at an equal rate