by virtue of
  • (RP) IPA: /baɪ ˈvɜːtʃuː ɒv/, /-tjuː-/
  • (GA) IPA: /baɪ ˈvɝtʃu ʌv/
  1. (idiomatic) (originally) by the authority or power#Noun|power of; (now) because of; on the ground#Noun|grounds of; by reason#Noun|reason of.
    Synonyms: based on, due to, in virtue of, Thesaurus:because of

This text is extracted from the Wiktionary and it is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license | Terms and conditions | Privacy policy 0.004
Offline English dictionary