honoris causa

[ oh-noh-ris kou-sah; English o-nawr-is kaw-zuh, o-nohr- ]
/ oʊˈnoʊ rɪs ˈkaʊ sɑ; English ɒˈnɔr ɪs ˈkɔ zə, ɒˈnoʊr- /

Latin.

as a sign of respect (usually describing an honorary college or university degree).

Origin of honoris causa

literally, for the sake of honor

Definition for causa (2 of 4)

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.

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

Definition for causa (3 of 4)

causa sine qua non
[ kou-sah si-ne kwah nohn; English kaw-zuh sahy-nee kwey non, kaw-zuh sin-ey kwah nohn ]
/ ˈkaʊ sɑ ˈsɪ nɛ kwɑ ˈnoʊn; English ˈkɔ zə ˈsaɪ ni kweɪ ˈnɒn, ˈkɔ zə ˈsɪn eɪ kwɑ ˈnoʊn /

noun Latin.

an indispensable condition; requisite.

Origin of causa sine qua non

literally, a cause without which not

Definition for causa (4 of 4)

exempli causa
[ ek-sem-plee kou-sah; English ig-zem-plahy kaw-zuh, -zem-plee ]
/ ɛkˈsɛm pli ˈkaʊ sɑ; English ɪgˈzɛm plaɪ ˈkɔ zə, -ˈzɛm pli /

adverb Latin.

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honoris causa
/ Latin (hɒˈnɔːrɪs ˈkaʊzɑː) /

for the sake of honour
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