Definition of mutatis mutandis adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


mutatis mutandis

BrE BrE//mjuːˌtɑːtɪs mjuːˈtændɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//mjuːˌtɑːtɪs mjuːˈtændɪs//
BrE BrE//muːˌtɑːtɪs muːˈtændɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//muːˌtɑːtɪs muːˈtændɪs//
(from Latin, formal)
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(used when you are comparing two or more things or situations) making the small changes that are necessary for each individual case, without changing the main points The same contract, mutatis mutandis, will be given to each employee (= the contract is basically the same for everybody, but the names, etc. are changed). Word OriginLatin, literally ‘things being changed that have to be changed’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: mutatis mutandis