causa sine qua non

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Latin noun phrase cau·sa si·ne qua non \ˈkau̇-ˌsä-ˌsi-nā-kwä-ˈnōn\

Definition of causa sine qua non

  1. :  cause without which not :  a necessary cause or condition


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