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mutatis mutandis Line breaks: mu¦ta|tis mu¦tan|dis
Pronunciation: /muːˌtɑːtɪs muːˈtandɪs/
/mjuː-/ /-iːs/

Definition of mutatis mutandis in English:


(Used when comparing two or more cases or situations) making necessary alterations while not affecting the main point at issue: what is true of undergraduate teaching in England is equally true, mutatis mutandis, of American graduate schools
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  • The provisions of article 7, paragraphs 6 to 19 are applicable mutatis mutandis.


Latin, literally 'things being changed that have to be changed'.

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