Definition of by or in virtue of in English:

by (or in) virtue of

Because or as a result of: they achieved pre-eminence by virtue of superior military strength in virtue of his position he was impartial
More example sentences
  • If they are killed, they are at any rate killed in virtue of what they are doing.
  • We felt kinda out of place here by virtue of not wearing polished shoes, smart pants and a designer shirt.
  • The 64 runs that took him to 103 came by virtue of 14 fours and a six and a six and two singles.
Synonyms
because of, on account of, by reason of, by dint of, by means of, by way of, via, through, as a result of, as a consequence of, on the strength of, owing to, thanks to, due to, based on; with the help of, with the aid of, with the assistance of
See parent entry: virtue

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Word of the day apposite
Pronunciation: ˈapəzɪt
adjective
apt in the circumstances or relation to something