a fortiori


a fortiori
a for·ti·o·ri /ˌā-ˌfȯr-shē-'ōr-ˌī, ˌä-ˌfȯr-shē-'ōr-ē, -ˌfȯr-tē-/ adv [New Latin, from the stronger (argument)]: all the more certainly: with greater reason: with still more convincing force
— used in drawing a conclusion that is thought to be even more certain than another
the evident purpose of the latter statute — to provide a distinct and more severe sentencing scheme for violent habitual offenders — plainly suggests that the Legislature intended it to apply a fortiori, to murderers as well as to criminals who commit other violent, but less serious, feloniesPeople v. Jenkins, 893 P.2d 1224 (1995)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

a fortiori
I adverb above all, accordingly, all the more, by a stronger reason, by inference, certainly, chiefly, consequently, ergo, especially, even more, for a certainty, for a still stronger reason, in chief, in the main, mainly, over and above, paramountly, particularly, primarily, thus, with the greater force II index discursive (analytical)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


a fortiori
adj.
(Latin) With a stronger reason; used in argument to describe a proposition that must be true because it is a subcategory of something that is true.
adv.
a fortiori

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


a fortiori
(ah-for-shee-oh-ree) Latin for "with even stronger reason," which applies to a situation in which if one thing is true then it can be inferred that a second thing is even more certainly true. Thus, if one party is too young to serve as administrator, then his younger brother certainly is too young.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


a fortiori
v. Latin By the stronger (reason). To draw an inference that when one proposition is true, then a second proposition must also be true, especially if the second is included in the first. For example, if a 19 year old is legally an adult, then a 20 year old is, too.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


a fortiori
(Latin: With stronger reason.)
This phrase is used in logic to denote an argument to the effect that because one ascertained fact exists, therefore another which is included in it or analogous to it and is less improbable, unusual, or surprising must also exist.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


a fortiori
I
[Latin, With stronger reason.] This phrase is used in logic to denote an argument to the effect that because one ascertained fact exists, therefore another which is included in it or analogous to it and is less improbable, unusual, or surprising must also exist.
II With greater force.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

a fortiori
[ah-for-she-ory]
prep.
   Latin for "with even stronger reason," which applies to a situation in which if one thing is true then it can be inferred that a second thing is even more certainly true. Thus, if Abel is too young to serve as administrator, then his younger brother Cain certainly is too young.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • fortiori (à) — (a for si o ri), adv. Terme de logique emprunté au latin. D après un rapport du plus au moins ; à plus forte raison. Conclure à fortiori. Raisonner à fortiori. Si l on se doit à ses amis, à fortiori se doit on à sa famille. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Lat. a,… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • fortiori — (a) → a fortiori …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • fortiori\ a — fortiori (a) → a fortiori …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • FORTIORI — (À) Expression latine, qui s emploie en termes de Logique, et qui signifie, À plus forte raison. Raisonner à fortiori, conclure à fortiori, c est à dire, D après un rapport du moins au plus qui établit plus fortement ce qu on veut prouver. Si je… …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • fortiori — See a fortiori; multo fortiori …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • fortiori — A FORTIÓRI adj. (Despre raţionamente) Care constă în trecerea de la o judecată la alta, în favoarea celei de a doua judecăţi existând tot atâtea temeiuri sau temeiuri în plus. – loc. lat. Trimis de ana zecheru, 07.04.2009. Sursa: DEX 98 …   Dicționar Român

  • fortiori — /fɔtiˈɔri/ (say fawtee awree) See a fortiori …   Australian English dictionary

  • fortiori — /forshiyoray/ See a fortiori …   Black's law dictionary

  • FORTIORI (À) — adv. T. de Musique emprunté de l’italien. Très fort. Ce passage doit être exécuté fortissimo …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • fortiori — (À) ladv. => Justement, Raison …   Dictionnaire Français-Savoyard


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