cum hoc, ergo propter hoc

Latin phrase
cum hoc, er·​go prop·​ter hoc | \ ˈku̇m-ˌhōk ˌer-gō-ˈprȯp-ter-ˌhōk How to pronounce cum hoc, ergo propter hoc (audio) \

Definition of cum hoc, ergo propter hoc

: with this, therefore because of this — compare post hoc, ergo propter hoc

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“Cum hoc, ergo propter hoc.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cum%20hoc%2C%20ergo%20propter%20hoc. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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