(Logic & Mathematics) With stronger reason.
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From Latin ā (“from”) and fortiōrī, comparative of fortis (“strength”).
Adjective a fortiori (comparative more a fortiori, superlative most a fortiori) With stronger or greater reason; as a corollary implied by a stronger claim.
Adverb a fortiori (comparative more a fortiori, superlative most a fortiori) With stronger or greater reason; as a corollary implied by a stronger claim. 1954: Gilbert Ryle, Dilemmas: The Tarner Lectures, 1953, dilemma vii: Perception, page 103 (The Syndics of the Cambridge University Press) Now starting and stopping cannot themselves have starts or stops, or, a fortiori, middles either.
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