by virtue of
or in virtue of phrasal through the force of ; by authority of

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • By 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

  • by virtue of — index hereby, thereby Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • by virtue of — also[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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by virtue of — also[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… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • by virtue of — Synonyms and related words: after, because of, by, by authority of, by dint of, by means of, by reason of, by use of, by way of, considering, due to, hereby, herewith, in consideration of, in view of, in virtue of, on, on account of, owing to,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • by virtue of — preposition because of; on the grounds of; by reason of; due to; based on …   Wiktionary

  • holder of an estate by virtue of a lease — index lessee Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • by means of — Synonyms and related words: by, by dint of, by use of, by virtue of, by way of, helped by, hereby, herewith, in virtue of, on, per, thanks to, thereby, therewith, through, upon, via, whereby, wherewith, wherewithal, with …   Moby Thesaurus

  • by way of — Synonyms and related words: all through, around, by, by dint of, by means of, by use of, by virtue of, hereby, herewith, in virtue of, on, over, passing by, passing through, per, round about, thanks to, thereby, therewith, through, upon, via,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • By reason of — Reason Rea son (r[=e] z n), n. [OE. resoun, F. raison, fr. L. ratio (akin to Goth. ra[thorn]j[=o] number, account, gara[thorn]jan to count, G. rede speech, reden to speak), fr. reri, ratus, to reckon, believe, think. Cf. {Arraign}, {Rate},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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