from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. For a still stronger reason; all the more.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. With stronger or greater reason; as a corollary implied by a stronger claim.
- adv. With stronger or greater reason; as a corollary implied by a stronger claim.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- With stronger reason.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- For a still stronger reason; all the more.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with greater reason; for a still stronger, more certain reason
On the contrary it helps to emphasize this truth, for the same relation of dependence upon a self-existing cause which is implied in the contingency of any single being is implied a fortiori in the existence of an infinite series of such beings, supposing such a series to be possible.
The Biblical Commission (15 Feb., 1909) has decreed the historicity of the primitive narrative of Gen., i-iii; a fortiori it will not tolerate that a Catholic deny the historicity of Josue.
Since the impressions of sense leave lasting traces on the bodily which is subject to decay, — a fortiori the universal must, in some way, be stored up in the passive intellect, which is a spiritual faculty, permanent as the soul itself (I, Q., lxxix, a, 6-7).