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'.
Words that rhyme with a fortioria posteriori, a priori, memento mori, sori, thesauri, tori
Definition of a fortiori in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.