pari passu



Equal in all respects, at the same pace or rate, in the same degree or proportion, or enjoying the same rights without bias or preference. If a new issue of shares (stock) is said to rank pari passu with the existing shares, then the rights associated with both issues are exactly the same. Latin for, with equal steps.

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  • Andrew was jealous of his twin brother accomplishing goals quicker than he did and wished they were pari passu, that is, he wished they were equal and enjoying the same things at the same pace.

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  • We had told the business partner that it was pari passu so there was no inequalities between the parties involved.

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  • I knew the two men would continue arguing about who was better and my attempt to explain to them pari passu would not work.

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