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honoris causa

[oh-noh-ris kou-sah; English o-nawr-is kaw-zuh, o-nohr-] /oʊˈnoʊ rɪs ˈkaʊ sɑ; English ɒˈnɔr ɪs ˈkɔ zə, ɒˈnoʊr-/
as a sign of respect (usually describing an honorary college or university degree).
Origin of honoris causa
literally, for the sake of honor

causa sine qua non

[kou-sah si-ne kwah nohn; English kaw-zuh sahy-nee kwey non, kaw-zuh sin-ey kwah nohn] /ˈkaʊ sɑ ˈsɪ nɛ kwɑ ˈnoʊn; English ˈkɔ zə ˈsaɪ ni kweɪ ˈnɒn, ˈkɔ zə ˈsɪn eɪ kwɑ ˈnoʊn/
noun, Latin.
an indispensable condition; requisite.
literally, a cause without which not

exempli causa

[ek-sem-plee kou-sah; English ig-zem-plahy kaw-zuh, -zem-plee] /ɛkˈsɛm pli ˈkaʊ sɑ; English ɪgˈzɛm plaɪ ˈkɔ zə, -ˈzɛm pli/
adverb, Latin.
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honoris causa

/hɒˈnɔːrɪs ˈkaʊzɑː/
for the sake of honour
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