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a fortiori

Definition:

with greater reason; for a still stronger, more certain reason

Class:

adverb (modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

if you are wrong then, a fortiori, so am I

Etymology:

early 17th century: Latin, from a fortiori argumento "from stronger argument"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

a fortiori | fortiori

for similar but more convincing reasons (6 of 349 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/a-fortiori

Oxford Dictionary:

a fortiori

used to express a conclusion for which there is stronger evidence than for a previously accepted one (17 of 67 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/a-fortiori

Macmillan British Dictionary:

a fortiori [law]

used for saying that something that is true for one case is even more true in another case (18 of 58 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/a-fortiori

Merriam-Webster:

a fortiori

with greater reason or more convincing force [used in drawing a conclusion that is inferred to be even more certain than another] (22 of 58 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/a fortiori

Wiktionary:

a fortiori

With stronger or greater reason; as a corollary implied by a stronger claim. | With stronger or greater reason; as a corollary implied by a stronger claim. (26 of 48 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/a fortiori

New World Dictionary:

a fortiori

all the more: said of a conclusion that follows with even greater logical necessity than another already accepted in the argument (21 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/a-fortiori

American Heritage Dictionary:

a fortiori

For a still stronger reason; all the more. (8 of 26 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/a-fortiori

Random House Dictionary:

a fortiori [Latin]

for a still stronger reason; even more certain; all the more. (11 of 23 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/a-fortiori

Encarta Dictionary:

a fortiori

for an even stronger reason (5 of 35 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861668819​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Oxford Dictionary:

a fortiori

Origin: early 17th century: Latin, from a fortiori argumento "from stronger argument"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/a-fortiori

Wiktionary:

a fortiori

Origin: Latin ā ("from") and fortiōrī, comparative of fortis ("strength").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/a fortiori

American Heritage Dictionary:

a fortiori

Origin: Latin: ā, ab, from + fortiōrī, ablative of fortior, stronger.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/a-fortiori

Merriam-Webster:

a fortiori

First use: 1561

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

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/a fortiori

New World Dictionary:

a fortiori

Origin: Latin, literally, for a stronger (reason)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/a-fortiori

Collins Dictionary:

Encarta Dictionary:

a fortiori

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: Latin, "from the stronger (reason)" from fortis "strong"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861668819​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

a fortiori | fortiori

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "a fortiori"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "a fortiori"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/a-fortiori

Macmillan American Dictionary:

a fortiori [law]

Audio 1: North American pronunciation of "a fortiori"

Audio 2: North American pronunciation of "a fortiori"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/a-fortiori

Macmillan British Dictionary:

a fortiori [law]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "a fortiori"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/a-fortiori

Google Dictionary:

a fortiori

Audio: English pronunciation of "a fortiori"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

a fortiori

Audio: North American pronunciation of "a fortiori"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=afort​02​w word=a fortiori

a fortiori

Audio: North American pronunciation of "a fortiori"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=afort​01​w word=a fortiori

YourDictionary Audio:

a fortiori

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "a fortiori" by speech synthesizer

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the Free Dictionary:

a fortiori

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "a fortiori" by speech synthesizer

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