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Passim

[PASS-ihm]

Part of speech: adverb

Origin: Latin, 17th century

1.

(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."

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About Passim

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

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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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