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Meaning of "a fortiori" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD A FORTIORI

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PRONUNCIATION OF A FORTIORI

a fortiori  [eɪ ˌfɔːtɪˈɔːraɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF A FORTIORI

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
A fortiori is an adverb.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

WHAT DOES A FORTIORI MEAN IN ENGLISH?

A fortiori argument

An a fortiori argument /ˈɑː fɔːrtɪˈoʊriː/ is an "argument from a yet stronger reason." For example, if it has been established that a person is dead, then one can with equal or greater certainty argue that the person is not breathing. "Being dead" trumps other arguments that might be made to show that the person is not breathing, such as for instance, not seeing any sign of breathing. An a fortiori argument draws upon existing confidence in a proposition to argue in favor of a second proposition that is held to be implicit in the first. The second proposition may be considered "weaker," and therefore the arguer adduces a "stronger" proposition to support it.

Definition of a fortiori in the English dictionary

The definition of a fortiori in the dictionary is for similar but more convincing reasons.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH A FORTIORI


brontosauri
ˌbrɒntəˈsɔːraɪ
Centauri
sɛnˈtɔːraɪ
cry
kraɪ
dry
draɪ
fry
fraɪ
ichthyosauri
ˌɪkθɪəˈsɔːraɪ
Madurai
ˈmædjʊˌraɪ
mosasauri
ˌməʊsəˈsɔːraɪ
pry
praɪ
pylori
paɪˈlɔːraɪ
rai
raɪ
retry
riːˈtraɪ
rye
raɪ
samurai
ˈsæmʊˌraɪ
sori
ˈsɔːraɪ
Tauri
ˈtɔːraɪ
thesauri
θɪˈsɔːraɪ
tori
ˈtɔːraɪ
try
traɪ
uredosori
jʊˌriːdəʊˈsɔːraɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A FORTIORI

a dog´s life
a drop in the bucket
a drowning man will clutch at a straw
a dusty answer
a fair crack of the whip
a far cry
a fast buck
a fine kettle of fish
a flea in one´s ear
a foot in the door
a free hand
a frog in one´s throat
a full plate
a good few
a good one
a hand´s turn
a hard nut to crack
a hard row to hoe
a heavy hand
a high hand

WORDS THAT END LIKE A FORTIORI

a posteriori
a priori
Cori
gori
hori
koori
memento mori
millefiori
Montessori
Moriori
nori
poori
Pori
Ruwenzori
satori
signiori
signori
tandoori
yakitori
zori

Synonyms and antonyms of a fortiori in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «a fortiori» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A FORTIORI

Find out the translation of a fortiori to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of a fortiori from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «a fortiori» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

更何况
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

a fortiori
570 millions of speakers

English

a fortiori
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

सुतरां
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

من باب أولى
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тем более
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

a fortiori
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কঠিনতর যুক্তিসহকারে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

a fortiori
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Sebuah fortiori
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

a fortiori
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

Aなおさら
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

한층 유력한 이유로
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

A fortiori
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

một fortiori
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஒரு கோட்டை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एक fortiori
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Aptalca
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

a fortiori
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

tym bardziej
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тим більше
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

cu atât mai mult
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

a fortiori
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

a fortiori
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

i ännu högre grad
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

en fortiori
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of a fortiori

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A FORTIORI»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «A FORTIORI» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a fortiori

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A FORTIORI»

Discover the use of a fortiori in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to a fortiori and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Fortiori Logic: Innovations, History and Assessments
From this example we see that what Wiseman means by “inductive a fortiori argument” is not something formally distinct from “deductive a fortiori argument,” but merely an incompletely formed a fortiori argument, a merely 'potential' a fortiori ...
Avi Sion, 2013
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Rabbinic Interpretation of Scripture in the Mishnah
The overall form of the a fortiori is not: 'Scripture says \, a fortiori does it say y, but rather 'x is the case (as Scripture says . . . 1, a fortiori is y the case.' The borderline status of the a fortiori with regard to the involvement of biblical wording is ...
Alexander Samely, 2002
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The Modes of Thought of Rabbinic Judaism
44:4-8): B. Said R. Ishmael, "This is one of the ten examples of the argument a fortiori that are stated in the Torah. C. '"Behold, the money which we found in the mouth of our sacks we brought back to you from the land of Canaan.' Now the ...
Jacob Neusner, 2000
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Judaic Logic: A Formal Analysis of Biblical, Talmudic and ...
3. THE. FORMALITIES. OF. A-FORTIORI. LOGIC. We shall in this chapter present, as a propaedeutic, the main formalities of a- fortiori logic and in the next three chapters consider its roots and applications within Judaic logic44. All the findings  ...
Avi Sion, 1995
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Garner's Modern American Usage
You're surely better off sticking to English phrases. a fortiori (/ah for-shee-or-ee/ or /ay for-shee-or-i/), a term most commonly used in logic and argumentation, is an adverb meaning “by even greater force of logic; so much the more.” The phrase ...
Bryan Garner, 2009
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An Islamic Philosophy of Virtuous Religions: Introducing ...
(2) Alfarabi adds to this his “a fortiori argument.” If Islam is to achieve its ambition of bringing its virtuous religion to the entire world, then every city and every nation must become virtuous in its own right. If it is impossible for one truly virtuous ...
Joshua Parens, 2012
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A Fortiori Argument
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Lambert M. Surhone, Miriam T. Timpledon, Susan F. Marseken, 2010
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A Fortiori Bayesian Inference in Psychological Research
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Milton L. Lavin, 2011
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Elements of mental philosophy: embracing the two departments ...
Of reasoning a fortiori. Another process of ratiocination is denominated reasoning a fortiori. This consists in deducing a proposition as true from another known or admitted proposition, the truth of which is less obvious or less probable. Hence ...
Thomas Cogswell Upham, 1848
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Studies in the History of Arabic Grammar II: Proceedings of ...
THE A FORTIORI ARGUMENT IN FIQH, NAHW, AND KALĀM Rosalind Gwynne University of Tennessee The scholars of the first four centuries of Islam had two questions about the a fortiori argument. First, was it a part of qiyäs or wasn't it?
Kees Versteegh, C. H. M. Versteegh, Michael G. Carter, 1990

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A FORTIORI»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a fortiori is used in the context of the following news items.
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Samuel Rutherford quotes from 'Lex, Rex' question 8 and 9
... is of God, so no power to suffer his brother to be murdered is of God; and no power to suffer himself, a fortiori, far less can be from God. «Examiner.com, Jul 15»
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Over/Under: 45 Pass Attempts a Game
Nobody likes to go through the misery Tech experienced in 2014, and that applies a fortiori to coaches whose jobs and careers are on the line. «RaiderPower.com, Jun 15»
3
Sacred inwardness
This is an instance of the kind of a fortiori argument that is so often the method of biblical writers. If something is true of a human being, how ... «The Christian Century, Jun 15»
4
Ne dites plus «masturbation féminine», dites «klittra»
Mais parce que «historiquement, la sexualité féminine, et a fortiori la masturbation, étaient des tabous», argumente un porte-parole de la RFSU ... «Libération, Jun 15»
5
Turkey: Instability Ahead
It rejected a fortiori so-called Turanism, which sought to unite all peoples that were linguistically descended from common roots, like Finns, ... «Toward Freedom, Jun 15»
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European Court confirms violation of Azerbaijani refugees' rights …
... of Azerbaijani internally displaced persons, can in no way be considered or introduced as a compromise and, a fortiori, used as a bargaining ... «AzerNews, Jun 15»
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En deux images, le communiste Jean-Claude Lefort avoue qu'il est …
... qui appellerait de manière directe ou indirecte à boycotter des produits, magasins ou entreprises juives, a fortiori des produits casher. ». «Dreuz Info, Jun 15»
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Le Chili après les luttes étudiantes de 2011 : luttes sociales et …
... certains mots d'ordre du mouvement étudiant, ce qui a nourri des espoirs au sein du mouvement social, a fortiori depuis l'intégration du PC. «NPA, Jun 15»
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Bloc-notes : le progressisme enragé, soutien du FN
... concepts qui les accompagnent et les nourrissent ne peut-être qu'un bienfait ; A fortiori même pour cette langue un peu mystérieuse qu'est le ... «Le Figaro, Jun 15»
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La défense européenne : « le statu quo met en danger nos intérêts …
Les chefs d'État sont comptables de ces attentes, qui sont d'ordre économique et social avant tout, a fortiori en période de crise. C'est sur la ... «IRIS, Jun 15»
REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. A fortiori [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/a-fortiori>. Jan 2019 ».
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