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A Fortiori

Definition - What does A Fortiori mean?

"A fortiori" is a legal term used to describe a conclusion that is stronger than the one that was originally thought of. Basically, it creates the same conclusion but is considered the primary way in which that is decided.

A popular example is in saying that if a person is not breathing, then a fortiori the person is dead; the fact that the person is dead is the strongest evidence to prove that the person is not breathing.

Justipedia explains A Fortiori

The use of a fortiori is meant to show that there is stronger evidence that can prove a fact (stronger than the initial evidence that was provided).

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