from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adv. In the same place. Used in footnotes and bibliographies to refer to the book, chapter, article, or page cited just before.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In the same place; -- abbreviated ibid. or ib.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In the same place; at the place or in the book already mentioned: used in order to avoid the repetition of references. Commonly abbreviated to ibid. or ib.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in the same place (used when citing a reference)


Latin ibīdem; see i- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • An abbreviation for ibidem, a Latin word meaning “in the same place.


  • Iste tamen tyro superveniens finaliter illaesus exivit; et dehinc multo tempore Boreas quievit, nec ibidem fuit, ut supra, cateranorum excursus.

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • “Quumque Hierosolymam accessisset, et ibidem aliquandiu mansisset, pontificis filiam ducere in animum induxisse, et eam ob rem proselytum factum, atque circumcisum esse; postea quod virginem eam non accepisset, succensuisse, et adversus circumcisionem, ac sabbathum totamque legem scripsisse.”

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  • Note 159: Barth, Dpr., p. 238: "sic infantis defectum suppleat virtus gerulae nutricis, sicut ibidem dicit Constantinus." back

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  • Note 5: RHF, 18: 728B: "effosso sepulcro propriis manibus, corpus extraxit defuncti foetens admodum et putridum, magnum naribus offendiculum, utpote quod jam per menses aliquot ibi jacuerat tumulatione, et ab ipsa camera usque ad coemeterium Montis-Autrici, nudis pedibus, solis indutus lineis ut plebeius quilibet, ad tumulandum ibidem propriis humeris deportavit, sese humlians salubriter coram Deo". back

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries

  • And while it is in more general use than just law, I suppose that ibidem counts or is another term used for that purpose?

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  • The being does not acquire being in that man first looks upon it in the sense of a representation that has the character of subjective perception' ibidem.


  • Hence, Heidegger remarks that 'the world picture does not change from an earlier medieval one to a modern one; rather, that the world becomes picture at all is what distinguishes the essence of modernity ibidem.


  • Mr. Umland, who teaches at the National Taras Shevchenko University in Kiev, Ukraine, is editor of the book series "Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society," published by ibidem-Verlag at Stuttgart & Hannover

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  • And by doing that, we will normally produce "certain consequential effects upon the feelings, thoughts or actions of the audience, or of the speaker, or of other persons" (ibidem, 101) that Austin calls perlocutionary.



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