by reason of

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Definition of by reason of

: because of : due to He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

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“By reason of.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/by%20reason%20of. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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