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 — • 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

  • by virtue of — (something) because of. Many people believe that he will avoid jail by virtue of his money and connections …   New idioms dictionary

  • by virtue of — By force of, by authority of, by reason of. Phillips v. Houston Nat. Bank, Houston, Tex., C.C.A. Tex., 108 F.2d 934, 936. Because of, through, or in pursuance of. For example, money received by an officer by virtue of his office is money which… …   Black's law dictionary

  • by virtue of — By force of, by authority of, by reason of. Phillips v. Houston Nat. Bank, Houston, Tex., C.C.A. Tex., 108 F.2d 934, 936. Because of, through, or in pursuance of. For example, money received by an officer by virtue of his office is money which… …   Black's law dictionary

  • by virtue of — ► by virtue of because or as a result of. Main Entry: ↑virtue …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 —    The term by virtue of means due to , because of or on account of something.     The old lady got the most comfortable armchair by virtue of her age …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • by virtue of — they hold the posts by virtue of family connections Syn: because of, on account of, by dint of, by means of, by way of, via, through, as a result of, as a consequence of, on the strength of, owing to, thanks to, due to, by reason of …   Thesaurus of popular words

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