adverb & adjective
Used to express a conclusion for which there is stronger evidence than for a previously accepted one: [as adverb]: they reject all absolute ideas of justice, and a fortiori the natural-law position
More example sentences
- Were it not so, we should have required the a fortiori reasoning for the third degree only.
- In this way the connexive concept of implication accounts for a necessary presupposition of all conditional and a fortiori logical orientation.
- What then is the conclusion which in true a fortiori fashion is supposed to follow resoundingly from the weaker premise?
early 17th century: Latin, from a fortiori argumento 'from stronger argument'.
Definition of a fortiori in:
- The US English dictionary