Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Ad Infinitum Definition:

Latin: forever; without limit; indefinitely.

To infinity; without end.

Synonymous with in infinitum.

In the context of an abortion case, Canada's Supreme Court quoted the use of the word as follows:

"Human beings, it is said, are important only in so far as they fit into a biological scheme or assist in the furtherance of the evolutionary process. Thus each generation of women must accept as its sole function the production of children who will constitute the next generation who, in their turn, will devote their lives and sacrifice their inclinations to the task of producing a further generation, and so on ad infinitum."


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