Definition of passim in English:



  • (of allusions or references in a published work) to be found at various places throughout the text.

    • ‘More on this here, passim, especially the section about Zarathustra and the three inamorati (Life, Wisdom, and Eternity).’
    • ‘See Pitkin 285-306 passim for a detailed investigation of the ways in which Machiavelli's cultural misogyny undercuts other aspects of his argument.’
    • ‘I was of course making a keynote speech at the recent meeting of the Louth Heritage Plan Public Consultation, mentioned here in columns passim.’
    • ‘For counterpoint, see Society of the Spectacle sec. 158, though also passim.’
    • ‘I fear a dirty little wrongful dismissal suit brought against the boondogglous Council for Canadian Unity (Franks passim, ad absurdam) may be yet another sign of a severe downturn in the patriotism business.’
    • ‘See G. Leff, Medieval Thought: St Augustine to Ockham, passim.’
    • ‘When Intel set up the IA - 64 project down there in Satan Clara, it sparked off quite an internal fight at the chip firm, as we reported at the time, passim.’
    • ‘My previous job was very high pressure, and this new one patently isn't (see postings passim!) so my levels have fallen, and that's where the throat became infected. This may not be medically sound, so if you know then please put a comment in.’
    • ‘Buell discusses these matters passim, particularly in his two best chapters, one on Self-Reliance and another on Religious Radicalisms.’
    • ‘Among them, the editors have collected into a mini-anthology Wilson's passim remarks on art (some very marginal) from several of his pioneering books, and Cooke has written a commentary upon them.’
    • ‘At 58, Fontaine shows little sign of slowing down on his amorous adventures, as intermittently recorded in Franks passim.’
    • ‘I tell you, there was more head on the first attempt to pour me a pint in The Punch and Judy on Tuesday than there was in Caligula passim.’
    • ‘See Wittgenstein Philosophical Investigations, 2: 221-9 and passim, especially his comments on mathematics.’
    • ‘As reported in Franks passim, the Dullard show is like a wounded albatross trying to get off the ground.’
    • ‘This doctrine may be said to be found passim in nearly every case.’


Latin, from passus ‘scattered’, from the verb pandere.