ex hypothesi


ex hy·​po·​the·​si ˌeks-hī-ˈpä-thə-ˌsī How to pronounce ex hypothesi (audio)
: according to assumptions made : by hypothesis
regard … all elites as ex hypothesi incompatible with democracyP. G. J. Pulzer

Word History


New Latin, from a hypothesis

First Known Use

1603, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ex hypothesi was in 1603

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“Ex hypothesi.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ex%20hypothesi. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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