In toto

In toto is a Latin phrase that is still used to this day. It’s is a loan phrase. Loanwords and loan phrases are terms that have been taken from other languages and used as English words and phrases. Another term for a loanword is a borrowed word. We will examine the meaning of the term in toto, where it came from and some examples of its use in sentences.

The phrase in toto means in all, as a whole, in total, completely or entirely. The Latin phrase in toto has been around since Roman times, and migrated into English use hundreds of years ago. At that time, many learned books were written in Latin, and naturally, there would be a crossover between the English and Latin languages. The terms in toto and in total may be interchangeable, but in toto also carries the connotation of considering the whole of something.


It has been a year and the BCCI has still not accepted the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee’s recommendations in toto. (The Hindustan Times)

It was something of an artistic articulation where eyes spoke to hands which in turn conveyed to the feet to express in toto the emotive element within the pure mnemonics. (The Hindu)

He urged the PU authorities to implement all Punjab Government decisions with regard to pensioners in toto and not in a pick-and-choose manner as the university follows the pension rules of Punjab. (The Tribune)

“The central GST passed by the Parliament and applied to all states has now been applied in toto to J&K and there has been no change made in the Presidential order in view of the special status of the state,” said Rather. (Greater Kashmir)