In pari materia definition

What does In pari materia mean?

Dealing with the same subject matter.

Where two or more statutes are in pari materia, each may be interpreted by reference to the other(s). This proposition operates by way of being an exception to the general principle that the meaning of a word for the purposes of one statute cannot be binding in relation to its meaning in another.

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In pari materia is referenced 2 in Halsbury's Laws of England

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