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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 /
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noun Logic.

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 Latin nōn causa prō causā literally, “no cause for cause”

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