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Definition of "by virtue of" [by virtue of]

  • Because of; on the grounds of; by reason of; due to; based on (preposition) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "by virtue of" in a sentence
  • "According to Andrew H. Kulak, a practicing attorney in New York City specializing in mental hygiene and guardianship law, children are viewed as “incapacitated” by the courts by virtue of the fact that they are minors."
  • "Bruce Clingan adds: Neil had a head start on most of us by virtue of his experience as a private pilot."
  • "At which point Gnaeus Asinius Pollio, a fully fledged consul at last by virtue of his having assumed his regalia, made his offering, and taken his oath of office, stepped into the picture."