a fortiori

[ah fohr-ti-oh-ree; English ey fawr-shee-awr-ahy, ey fohr-shee-ohr-ahy]

adverb Latin.

for a still stronger reason; even more certain; all the more.

Nearby words

  1. a farewell to arms,
  2. a few,
  3. a fiber,
  4. a fool and his money are soon parted,
  5. a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds,
  6. a friend in need is a friend indeed,
  7. a game,
  8. a goner,
  9. a good deal,
  10. a good man is hard to find

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British Dictionary definitions for a fortiori

a fortiori


for similar but more convincing reasonsif Britain cannot afford a space programme, then, a fortiori, neither can India

Word Origin for a fortiori


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