post hoc, ergo propter hoc
[pohst hohk, er-goh prohp-ter hohk; English pohst hok, ur-goh prop-ter hok er-goh]
- after this, therefore because of it: a formula designating an error in logic that accepts as a cause something that merely occurred earlier in time.
[prawp-ter hawk; English prop-ter hok]
- because of this.
Compare post hoc.
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Examples from the Web for propter
Not in it exactly, unless you go in for post hoc, propter hoc.
The post hoc may be taken as established; was it a propter hoc?The Open Secret of Ireland
T. M. Kettle
Propter Jesum Christum salvalorem nostrum, cui nunc et in secula seculorum gloria.
"Propter vitam vivendi perdere causas," is a despicable policy both in individuals and in states.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 4 (of 4)
Thomas Babington Macaulay
He was condemned, says their historian Wadding, ‘propter novitates quasdam suspectas.’Demonology and Devil-lore
Moncure Daniel Conway