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ex silentio

Line breaks: ex si¦len|tio
Pronunciation: /ˌɛks sɪˈlɛnʃɪəʊ
 
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Definition of ex silentio in English:

adjective& adverb

(With reference to an argument or theory) based on lack of contrary evidence.

Origin

Latin, 'from silence'.

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