As long as they are backstopped by U.S. taxpayers, executives should be compensated on par with government officials.
For many married Italians, playing around has simply been par for the course.
With her European trip, Michelle Obama showed the instincts to become a style icon on par with a certain British princess.
Working train systems in the United States have never been up to par with that of Europe or Japan, but states keep trying.
As they were only talking to themselves, obscurantism increased on a par with poverty and its ills.
Vous estes la dame en ce monde qui a premierement acquis mon cœur à son service, par le moyen de vostre bonne grace.
The modest ones and I, particularly, are pretty much upon a par.
paraph, par′af, n. a mark or flourish under one's signature.
He appeared to place the regimental orderly book on a par with the Bible.
Cette casemate tait perce d'troites meurtrires, par lesquelles pntraient les rayons de la lune.
1620s, "equality," also "value of one currency in terms of another," from Latin par "equal, equal-sized, well-matched," also as a noun, "that which is equal, equality," of unknown origin. Watkins suggests perhaps from PIE root *pere- "to grant, allot," with suggestion of reciprocality (see part (n.)).
Another guess connects it with PIE root *per- "to traffic in, sell" (on notion of "give equal value for"); see pornography. Meaning "average or usual amount" is first attested 1767. Golf usage is first attested 1898. Figurative use of par for the course is from 1928.
"by, for," mid-13c., from Old French par, per, from Latin per (see per).
n. pl. pa·ri·a (pä'rē-ə)
A pair; specifically, a pair of cranial nerves.