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.

West's Encyclopedia of American Law, edition 2. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

in pari materia

‘in a like matter’.
Collins Dictionary of Law © W.J. Stewart, 2006

IN PARI MATERIA. Upon the same matter or subject. Statutes in pari materia are to be construed together.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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