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A.Word.A.Day--pari passu

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This week's theme: Latin terms in English.

pari passu (PAH-ree PAS-soo) adverb

At an equal rate or rank.

[Latin pari passu (with equal step).]

See more usage examples of pari passu in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (words at wordsmith.org)

"These shares will rank pari passu with all other shares for future dividends and distribution." National Bank of Bahrain Posts Record Profit; Gulf Daily News (Bahrain); Jan 7, 2007.

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