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Et Al.

An abbreviated form of et alia, Latin for "and others." When affixed after the name of a person, et al. indicates that additional persons are acting in the same manner, such as several plaintiffs or grantors.

When et al. is used in a judgment against defendants, it means that the quoted words are applicable to all the defendants.

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et al.

n. abbreviation for the Latin phrase et alii meaning "and others." This is commonly used in shortening the name of a case, as in "Pat Murgatroyd v. Sally Sherman, et al."

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et al.

an abbreviation that may represent any of the following: et alibi (‘and elsewhere’); et alia (‘and other things’); et alios or et alii (‘and other people’).
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