"a fortiori" (Latin)

by Craig Shrives

What does the Latin term a fortiori mean?

"A fortiori" is a Latin term that is commonly used in logic and reasoning. It translates to "from the stronger" or "with even stronger reason." This phrase is employed to express that if a particular conclusion can be drawn from a certain premise, then an even more compelling conclusion can be derived from a stronger or more obvious premise.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences using the term "a fortiori":
  • A fortiori, if he was able to complete the marathon, he will certainly finish the half-marathon.
  • The company decided to promote Alice to a managerial position based on her excellent performance and, a fortiori, her leadership skills.
  • If the school allows students to bring their own laptops, then a fortiori they should also permit the use of personal tablets.
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