ex silentio

adverb (or adjective)

ex si·​len·​tio
ˌek(s)sə̇ˈlenchēˌō,
-)ˌsīˈ-
variants or e silentio
ˌēsə̇-,
ˌēˌsī-
: 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

Etymology

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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