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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

idem

\AHY-dem, ID-em\ , pronoun;
1.
the same as previously given or mentioned.
Quotes:
Moreover, the EU presents a governance system where the authority of government is dispersed into multiple levels and institutions (idem, p. 20).
-- Giovanni Moro, Citizens in Europe, 2011
Indeed, if narrative identity is the identity of the characters associated with this leisure life-world, it is also the identity which links ipse and idem.
-- Tony Blackshaw, Leisure Life, 2003
Origin:
Idem stems from the Latin word of the same spelling which meant essentially "it."
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