in pari materia
In Pari Materia
[Latin, Upon the same subject.] A designation applied to statutes or general laws that were enacted at different times but pertain to the same subject or object.
Statutes in pari materia must be interpreted in light of each other since they have a common purpose for comparable events or items.
in pari materia‘in a like matter’.
IN PARI MATERIA. Upon the same matter or subject. Statutes in pari materia are to be construed together.