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honoris causa

[oh-noh-ris kou-sah; English o-nawr-is kaw-zuh, o-nohr-]
  1. as a sign of respect (usually describing an honorary college or university degree).
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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]
noun Logic.
  1. the fallacy of giving as a reason for a conclusion a proposition not actually relevant to that conclusion.
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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]
noun Latin.
  1. an indispensable condition; requisite.
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Origin of causa sine qua non

literally, a cause without which not

exempli causa

[ek-sem-plee kou-sah; English ig-zem-plahy kaw-zuh, -zem-plee]
adverb Latin.
  1. e.c.
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Examples from the Web for causa

Historical Examples

  • 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’.

British Dictionary definitions for causa

honoris causa

  1. for the sake of honour
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