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omnibus

[om-nuh-buhs, -buh s] /ˈɒm nəˌbʌs, -bəs/
noun, plural omnibuses or for 1, omnibusses.
1.
bus (def 1).
2.
a volume of reprinted works of a single author or of works related in interest or theme.
adjective
3.
pertaining to, including, or dealing with numerous objects or items at once:
an omnibus bill submitted to a legislature.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < French < Latin: for all (dative plural of omnis)

justitia omnibus

[yoo-stit-ee-ah ohm-ni-boo s; English juh-stish-ee-uh om-nuh-buh s] /yuˈstɪt iˌɑ ˈoʊm nɪˌbʊs; English dʒʌˈstɪʃ i ə ˈɒm nə bəs/
Latin.
1.
justice to all: motto of the District of Columbia.
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Examples for omnibus
  • The collected omnibus will get you caught up while you wait.
  • In omnibus fashion, the film focuses in on four couples and their reactions to impending parenthood.
  • The omnibus government spending bill signed into law last week contains an important victory for public health.
  • After all, an omnibus commercial might cut into sales of television time.
  • For this kind of omnibus movie a success rate of two out of three is a pretty high batting average.
  • After the jump, one more omnibus in-praise-of-canned-beer message.
  • And he soon moved from providing that omnibus information service to actually coordinating the parliamentary processes himself.
British Dictionary definitions for omnibus

omnibus

/ˈɒmnɪˌbʌs; -bəs/
noun (pl) -buses
1.
a less common word for bus (sense 1)
2.
Also called omnibus volume. a collection of works by one author or several works on a similar topic, reprinted in one volume
3.
Also called omnibus edition. a television or radio programme consisting of two or more programmes broadcast earlier in the week
adjective
4.
(prenominal) of, dealing with, or providing for many different things or cases
Word Origin
C19: from Latin, literally: for all, from omnis all
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Word Origin and History for omnibus
n.

1829, "four-wheeled public vehicle with seats for passengers," from French (voiture) omnibus "(carriage) for all, common (conveyance)," from Latin omnibus "for all," dative plural of omnis "all" (see omni-). Introduced by Jacques Lafitte in Paris in 1819 or '20, in London from 1829. In reference to legislation, the word is recorded from 1842. Meaning "man or boy who assists a waiter at a restaurant" is attested from 1888 (cf. busboy). As an adjective in English from 1842.

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