I.E. Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of I.E., written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is I.E.?

prep. Abbreviation for id est. Latin meaning “that is,” or “that is to say.” Used to explain or expand a general term which may require further clarification for correct understanding. Should not be confused with “e.g.” which refers to “for example.”

Derived from the Latin words ‘id est’.