Definition of mutatis mutandis in US English:

mutatis mutandis


  • (used when comparing two or more cases or situations) making necessary alterations while not affecting the main point at issue.

    ‘what is true of undergraduate teaching in England is equally true, mutatis mutandis, of American graduate schools’
    • ‘The provisions of article 7, paragraphs 6 to 19 are applicable mutatis mutandis.’


Latin, literally ‘things being changed that have to be changed’.