[prawp-ter hawk; English prop-ter hok]
because of this.
Compare post hoc.
post hoc, ergo propter hoc
[pohst hohk, er-goh prohp-ter hohk; English pohst hok, ur-goh prop-ter hok er-goh]
after this, therefore because of it: a formula designating an error in logic that accepts as a cause something that merely occurred earlier in time.
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