What is et seq?
What is the et seq. meaning?
When do you use it in law and what are some examples?
What is the difference with etc?
In this article, we will break down the Latin phrase “ET SEQ” so you know all there is to know about it.
We will first provide you with its meaning, then look at its definition, possible variations of the phrase, when to use it, the difference of et seq vs etc, et seq vs et sequitur and more.
Keep reading as you’ll learn awesome things on this short Latin phrase.
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Et seq meaning
Et seq is the abbreviation for the phrase “et sequentes” which is Latin for “and the following”.
Typically, the phrase “et seq” is used in law to refer to different sections of a statute, regulation or pages of a document.
the territorial application of the UCC is outlined in Section 1-301 et seq
Using plain English, this sentence can be written as follows:
the territorial application of the UCC is outlined in Section 1-301 and the following
Et seq definition
According to Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute, referring to Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary, et seq is defined as:
Abbreviation for the Latin phrase “et sequentes,” meaning “and the following
Et seq origin
Et seq comes from the Latin phrases:
Et seq pronunciation
Et seq. is pronounced as “et sek”.
Et seq abbreviations
Et sequentes can be abbreviated in different ways such as:
- Et seq.
- Et seqq.
- Et sqq.
- & seq.
- & seqq.
- & sqq.
When to use et seq
Typically, et seq. is used to reference:
- Pages of a document
- Sections statute
- Articles of a rulebook
- List numbers within a regulation
- Sections of laws and codes
- Paragraphs of policy documents
The abbreviation et seq is often used in legal writing although it can be used in other disciplines.
Disclosure requirements and prohibitions have been enacted in the California Anti-Predatory Lending Statute in Sections 4970 et seq.
Instead of referring to each of the section numbers relating to the requirements and prohibitions of the California Anti-Predatory Lending Statute, you refer to the first relevant section (Section 4970) and tell the reader to continue looking at the following (et seq.)
Et seq vs Etc
What is the difference between et seq and etc?
Etc is the abbreviation of the term etcetera which is a Latin term meaning “and so forth”.
Et seq. is the abbreviation of the phrase et sequentes which is a Latin phrase meaning “and the following”.
We use et seq to refer to specific sections or known items in a list while we use etc to refer to the rest of a defined list.
Here is an example of “etc”:
Digital advertisements can be done using digital graphics, images, banners, etc.
In this example, the reader is asked to deduce the rest of a defined list of digital advertisements.
Here is an example of “et seq”:
Such claims are filed pursuant to Section 12117 et seq. of the American With Disabilities Act
In this example, the reader is referred to a specific section (Section 12117) and informed to consider the sections immediately following as well.
Et seq vs et sequitur
Et sequitur is a Latin phrase that means to conclude by inference.
It is a reasonable sequitur that this company is going bankrupt
“Et sequitur” means that by inference, logic or deduction will follow.
On the other hand, et seq does not require us to use inference or logic to conclude what will follow but points directly to a list or sections or terms that follow.
Et seq example
Et seq is typically used in legal documents, laws, codes, statutes, regulations, policies or other types of official documents.
Here are some examples:
You may elect to continue receiving group medical insurance pursuant to federal law, specifically 29 U.S.Code § 1161 et seq.
We must comply with the Florida Fair Lending Act, Fla. Stat. Ann. § 494.0078 et seq.
Et seq FAQ
What does et seq mean
Et seq is an abbreviation of a Latin phrase “et sequentes”, “et sequens” or “et sequentia” to mean “and the following”, “and the following items” or “and the following item”.
Lawyers drafting demand letters, court petitions or policy documents, for instance, will use “et seq.” to refer to sections of a statute, regulation or code.
You can refer to the seller’s remedies under the Uniform Commercial Code at Sections 2-703 et. seq.
How is et seq used in a sentence?
You can use et seq in a sentence when you want to refer to a list or pages.
Corporations can elect to be taxed like LLCs (pass-through taxation) provided they qualify under Subchapter S et seq. of the Internal Revenue Code