in pari materia

Definition of "in pari materia"
  1. Pertains to the same subject or issue; applicable in similar cases
How to use "in pari materia" in a sentence
  1. The two statutes, being in pari materia, must be read together to ascertain the legislative intent.
  2. The judge considered the two laws in pari materia as they related to the same subject.
  3. As they dealt with the same topic, both regulations were treated as in pari materia by the court.

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