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Part of speech: adverb

Origin: Latin, 17th century


(Of allusions or references in a published work) to be found at various places throughout the text.

Examples of Passim in a sentence

"Her grandfather’s observations about the book were found passim, especially scribbled in the margins."

"The influence of other black artists was found passim her own work."

About Passim

This word originates from the Latin “passus” meaning “scattered.” It came from the past participle of “pandere,” meaning to spread.

Did you Know?

Passim is a term occasionally used in legal writing. If composing a Table of Authorities, and a case is cited more than five times in the legal brief, the Microsoft Word program will insert “passim” in place of multiple citations to save room.

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