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passim adv : used to refer to cited works [syn: throughout]

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  • /ˈpæsɪm/


  1. throughout or frequently
  2. here and there


  • 1751 — David Hume, An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals
    The sceptics assert [Sext. Emp. adrersus Math. lib. viii.], though absurdly, that the origin of all religious worship was derived from the utility of inanimate objects, as the sun and moon, to the support and well-being of mankind. This is also the common reason assigned by historians, for the deification of eminent heroes and legislators [Diod. Sic. passim.].
  • 1978 — Supreme Court of the United States, F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation
    See also Hearings on H.R.8825 before the House Committee on the Merchant Marine and Fisheries, 70th Cong., 1st Sess., passim (1928).

Usage notes

  • used especially with the name of a book or writer to indicate that something (as a word, phrase, or idea) is to be found at many places in the same book or writer's work
  • for example, in the Private Eye magazine, articles that relate to long-running stories would refer to (see Eyes passim), e.g. those relating to a disgraced former councillor who leaves the country to avoid fines for gerrymandering




  1. everywhere
  2. here and there

Extensive Definition




passim in Danish: Latinske ord og vendinger
passim in German: Liste lateinischer Redewendungen
passim in Spanish: Locuciones latinas
passim in French: Liste des locutions latines
passim in Indonesian: Daftar Kalimat Latin
passim in Italian: Locuzioni latine
passim in Macedonian: Листа на латински фрази
passim in Dutch: Lijst van Latijnse begrippen
passim in Portuguese: Lista de provérbios e sentenças em latim
passim in Romanian: Listă de proverbe latine
passim in Slovenian: Seznam latinskih izrekov s komentarji
passim in Swedish: Lista över latinska ordspråk och talesätt
passim in Tagalog: Tala ng mga pariralang Latin
passim in Turkish: Latince deyişler listesi
passim in Ukrainian: Список латинських виразів
passim in Chinese: 拉丁文常用短语
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