From Late Latin pari passu, from Latin parī, ablative of equal + passū, ablative of passus (“step”).
- 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.
- (economics, law) At an equal rate.
- (economics) at an equal rate