ex silentio

adverb (or adjective)

ex si·​len·​tio
variants or e silentio
: from the fact of lack of specific evidence (as of written or oral attestation)
an argument that was built up wholly ex silentio

Word History


Latin ex silentio from silence

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“Ex silentio.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ex%20silentio. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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