idem sonans

Definition of "idem sonans"
  1. Refers to two names that sound the same or very similar
How to use "idem sonans" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer argued that the names were idem sonans, despite the different spellings.
  2. The judge ruled against the idem sonans plea because the sounds of the names were dissimilar.
  3. The idem sonans rule was applied as it was proved that the two names were phonetically the same.

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