a fortiori


a for·ti·o·ri

adverb \ˌā-ˌfr-shē-ˈr-ˌī, ˌä-ˌfr-shē-ˈr-ē, -ˌfr-tē-\

Definition of A FORTIORI

:  with greater reason or more convincing force —used in drawing a conclusion that is inferred to be even more certain than another <the man of prejudice is, a fortiori, a man of limited mental vision>

Origin of A FORTIORI

New Latin, literally, from the stronger (argument)
First Known Use: 1561

Other Legal Terms

actionable, alienable, carceral, chattel, complicity, decedent, larceny, malfeasance, modus operandi

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