[oh-noh-ris kou-sah; English o-nawr-is kaw-zuh, o-nohr-]
- as a sign of respect (usually describing an honorary college or university degree).
Origin of honoris causa
literally, for the sake of honor
non causa pro causa
[non kaw-zuh proh kaw-zuh; Latin nohn kou-sah proh kou-sah]
- 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
causa sine qua non
[kou-sah si-ne kwah nohn; English kaw-zuh sahy-nee kwey non, kaw-zuh sin-ey kwah nohn]
- an indispensable condition; requisite.
Origin of causa sine qua non
literally, a cause without which not
[ek-sem-plee kou-sah; English ig-zem-plahy kaw-zuh, -zem-plee]
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Examples from the Web for causa
In the infinite, as we have learned from the Causa, all contraries are one.Giordano Bruno
James Lewis McIntyre
The Roman causa ciuilis was a legal reason for enforcing a pact.
The form was a causa ciuilis or legal reason for enforcing the pact.
Where something was exchanged for a promise, that something was a causa debendi.
Causa patet, they said: ‘The devil is at the bottom of it all, and the witch is his minister’.Cock Lane and Common-Sense
- for the sake of honour
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