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Definition of the adjective a fortiori

What does a fortiori mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. With stronger or greater reason; as a corollary implied by a stronger claim.

Definition of the adverb a fortiori

What does a fortiori mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. with greater reason; for a still stronger, more certain reason
    • example: if you are wrong then, a fortiori, so am I

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Google previewA Dictionary of English Philosophical Terms (1878)

by Francis Garden

A fortiori. The argument a fortiori, from the stronger, consists in inferring from the greater case to the less, e. g. inferring the operation of a cause in a less difficult case from its operation in a more difficult one, the superiority or inferiority of one ...

Google previewDictionary of World Philosophy (2013)

by A. Pablo Iannone

Hence, a fortiori, Peter is older than Tom. See also: probability; relation Further reading Grabenhorst, Thomas Kyrill (1990) Das argumentum a fortiori: eine PilotStudie anhand der Praxis von Entscheidungsbegrundungen, Frankfurt am Main ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage (2001)

by Bryan A. Garner

a fortiori lah-fohr-shee-ohr-eel is an argumentative term meaning "by even greater force of logic; so much the more." The phrase is often used effectively — e.g.: ...

Google previewTheological Dictionary of Rabbinic Judaism: Principal theological categories (2005)

by Jacob Neusner

2: Now it is an argument a fortiori: if Miriam, who intended to speak against ...

Google previewThe Blackwell Dictionary of Western Philosophy (2008)

by Nicholas Bunnin, Jiyuan Yu

Copi, Introduction to Logic a fortiori Logic [Latin: for a stronger reason, even more so or with more certainty] An argument that if everything that possesses A will possess B, then if a given thing possesses A to a greater degree, it has a stronger ...

Google previewA dictionary of quotations, in most frequent use [by D.E. Macdonnel]. By D.E. Macdonnel (1809)

by David Evans Macdonnel

A fortiori. Lat.— " Witli stronger reason." — If a □ weak man be dangerous, it follows, a fortiori, that a weak and bad man must be more dangerous. A grands frais. French Phrase.—" At great expence." — Sumptuously.

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