Ejusdem Generis Definition

Of the same category. A legal principle stating that a general phrase following a list of specific items refers to an item of the same type as those in the list.
Webster's New World Law

(UK, US, law) A rule that, in the case of a general term following one or more particular terms, the general term only apply to the type of thing specified in the particular.


Origin of Ejusdem Generis

  • From Latin ejusdem generis.

    From Wiktionary

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