|"Ejusdem generis, Latin for|
"of the same kind.”
"Ejusdem generis" is Latin for "of the same kind." The phrase is also a rule of statutory construction, which is used to interpret loosely written statutes. The rule states:
"Where a law lists specific classes of persons or things and then refers to them in general, the general statements only apply to the same kind of persons or things specifically listed. Example: if a law refers to automobiles, trucks, tractors, motorcycles and other motor-powered vehicles, 'vehicles' would not include airplanes, since the list was of land-based transportation." (Emphasis added).