idem

[ ahy-dem, id-em ]
/ ˈaɪ dɛm, ˈɪd ɛm /

pronoun, adjective

the same as previously given or mentioned.

Origin of idem

1350–1400; Middle English < Latin īdem

Can be confused

ibid. ibidem idem op. cit.

Definition for idem (2 of 3)

alter idem

[ ahl-ter ee-dem; English awl-ter ahy-dem, al- ]
/ ˈɑl tɛr ˈi dɛm; English ˈɔl tər ˈaɪ dɛm, ˈæl- /

noun Latin.

another exactly the same.

Definition for idem (3 of 3)

semper idem

[ sem-per ee-dem; English sem-per ahy-dem, id-em ]
/ ˈsɛm pɛr ˈi dɛm; English ˈsɛm pər ˈaɪ dɛm, ˈɪd ɛm /

Latin.

always the same.
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British Dictionary definitions for idem

idem

/ Latin (ˈaɪdɛm, ˈɪdɛm) /

the same: used to refer to an article, chapter, etc, previously cited
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