et al.

Definition of "et al."
  1. An abbreviation of the Latin phrase 'et alia', meaning 'and others', commonly used to shorten the names of multiple plaintiffs or defendants in a court case
How to use "et al." in a sentence
  1. In the case documentation, Jones et al. was used to avoid listing all the plaintiffs.
  2. Instead of naming all defendants, they simply wrote 'Smith et al.'.
  3. To save space, they described the group of researchers as 'Taylor et al.' on the research paper.

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