honoris causa

[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).

Nearby words

  1. honorary canon,
  2. honored,
  3. honoree,
  4. honoria,
  5. honorific,
  6. honorius,
  7. honorius i,
  8. honorius ii,
  9. honorius iii,
  10. honorius iv

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.

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]

noun Latin.

an indispensable condition; requisite.

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for causa

honoris causa

for the sake of honour
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