The definition of same is a person or thing which is equal or identical to another.(adjective)
See same in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < ON samr, akin to Goth sama, OHG samo, OE same < IE *som-, var. of base *sem-, one, together, with > Sans saṃ, Gr homōs, alike, L simul, at the same time, similis, like
See same in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old Norse samr; see sem-1 in Indo-European roots. Usage Note: The expressions same and the same are sometimes used in place of pronouns such as it or one, as in When you have filled out the form, please remit same to this office. As this example suggests, the usage is associated chiefly with business and legal language, and some critics have suggested that it should be reserved for such contexts. But though the usage often does sound stilted, it occurs with some frequency in informal writing, particularly in the phrase lack of same, as in It is a question of money, or lack of same.
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