Origin of ibid.Classical Latin ibidem in the same place: used in referring again to the book, page, etc. cited just before
Ibid, short for the Latin word ibidem, is defined as "in the same place" and is generally used in a footnote or reference citation to mean that the source is the same as the source referred to in the last footnote.
An example of ibid is "The project created positive results for the most part (Johnson 5), but it also created some unintended negative results such as fungus growth (Ibid)."
ibid. - Legal Definition
When citing a work, indicates that the citation is to the same volume and page as the previous citation.
- Remington, Codes and Statutes of Washington (ibid., 1910).
- 17, ibid.; Romanin, Storia documentata di Venezia, also other general Venetian histories; G.
- Lang, Ibid., June, July 1893, on Achilles in Scyros.
- " Ibid., p. 152.
- Theologie, 18 73, pp. 33 seq.); Hilgenfeld (ibid., 188 4, pp. 49 8 seq.); C. Weizsacker (Apostolic Age, i.