in virtue of
phrasal see by virtue of

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  • In virtue of — Virtue Vir tue (?; 135), n. [OE. vertu, F. vertu, L. virtus strength, courage, excellence, virtue, fr. vir a man. See {Virile}, and cf. {Virtu}.] 1. Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] Built too… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • in\ virtue\ of — • by virtue of • in virtue of prep. On the strength of; because of; by reason of. By virtue of his high rank and position, the President takes social leadership over almost everyone else. Plastic bags are useful for holding many kinds of food, by …   Словарь американских идиом

  • in virtue of — See: BY VIRTUE OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in virtue of — See: BY VIRTUE OF …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in virtue of — preposition by virtue of …   Wiktionary

  • by (or in) virtue of — because or as a result of. → virtue …   English new terms dictionary

  • by or in virtue of — idi by reason of; because of …   From formal English to slang

  • In default of — Default De*fault , n. [OE. defaute, OF. defaute, defalte, fem., F. d[ e]faut, masc., LL. defalta, fr. a verb meaning, to be deficient, to want, fail, fr. L. de + fallere to deceive. See {Fault}.] 1. A failing or failure; omission of that which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Virtue of Religion —     Virtue of Religion     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Virtue of Religion     Of the three proposed derivations of the word religion , that suggested by Lactantius and endorsed by St. Augustine seems perhaps to accord better with the idea than the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • virtue of office — An act by virtue of office is one in which the act is within the authority of the officer but in doing it he exercises that authority improperly or abuses the confidence which the law imposes in him. Maryland Cas. Co. v. McCormack, Ky., 488… …   Black's law dictionary

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