ejusdem generis

Definition of "ejusdem generis"
  1. A Latin phrase meaning 'of the same kind' used to interpret laws that list classes of people or things, ensuring the items or persons not specified in the list relate to the same kind or class as those specified
How to use "ejusdem generis" in a sentence
  1. The attorney used the ejusdem generis rule to clarify the meaning of the law.
  2. The judge applied the concept of ejusdem generis to interpret the list of banned items in the statute.
  3. Ejusdem generis was considered while interpreting the traffic law to only include land-based vehicles.

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