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non causa pro causa

[non kaw-zuh proh kaw-zuh; Latin nohn kou-sah proh kou-sah] /nɒn ˈkɔ zə proʊ ˈkɔ zə; Latin noʊn ˈkaʊ sɑ proʊ ˈkaʊ sɑ/
noun, Logic.
1.
the fallacy of giving as a reason for a conclusion a proposition not actually relevant to that conclusion.
Origin of non causa pro causa
From the Latin word nōn causa prō causā literally, no cause for cause
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