post hoc

adjective \ˈpōst-ˈhäk\

Definition of post hoc

  1. 1 :  relating to or being the fallacy of arguing from temporal sequence to a causal relation

  2. 2 :  formulated after the fact a post hoc rationalization

Origin and Etymology of post hoc

New Latin post hoc, ergo propter hoc after this, therefore because of this

First Known Use: 1704

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to cast off or become cast off

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