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).

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Adverb[edit]

pari passu (not comparable)

  1. Simultaneously; likewise, equally. [from 16th c.]
    • 1963 April, “Beyond the Channel: France: Freight stock of the future”, in Modern Railways, page 269:
      Will container development merely bring about a substitution for the body of the covered wagon? Probably not, in his view, but he believes that the size and tonnage of the container are likely to increase pari passu with the lifting capacity of handling appliances.
    • 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 (not comparable)

  1. (economics) at an equal rate

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