Meaning of A FORTIORI in English


Pronunciation: ˌ ā - ˌ fo ̇ r-sh ē - ' o ̇ r- ˌ ī , ˌ ä- ˌ fo ̇ r-sh ē - ' o ̇ r- ē , - ˌ fo ̇ r-t ē -

Function: adverb

Etymology: New Latin, literally, from the stronger (argument)

Date: 1561

: with greater reason or more convincing force ― used in drawing a conclusion that is inferred to be even more certain than another <the man of prejudice is, a fortiori, a man of limited mental vision>

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