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1By the way; incidentally:‘the singular distinction of being mentioned, en passant, in an Act of Parliament’
in passing, incidentally, by the way, parenthetically, while on the subject, aproposView synonyms
- ‘Almost en passant, the album redefined the job and the self-image of the DJ.’
By the en passant rule.
- ‘If White plays another move he cannot then decide to capture en passant!’
- ‘Only pawns can be captured en passant.’
Early 17th century: French, literally in passing.
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