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ex hypothesi

[eks hahy-poth-uh-sahy] /ˈɛks haɪˈpɒθ əˌsaɪ/
adverb, Latin.
1.
by hypothesis; according to assumptions.
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  • Now observe, this rule fails to effect the very purpose for which ex hypothesi it was instituted.

    Custom and Myth Andrew Lang
  • ex hypothesi the object is utilitarian; the language is a means.

    International Language Walter J. Clark
  • Wanting (ex hypothesi) to believe, he is unfit to investigate, all his conclusions will be affirmative, and all will be worthless.

  • Action is ex hypothesi left to others; the function of the researcher is quite simply to look and tell us what he sees.

  • Why did it not influence kindred Celtic tribes without Druids, ex hypothesi, at that time?

  • The new Rule of Conduct would not be expressed in terms of speech, a function, ex hypothesi not yet evolved.

  • The notion of the State involves plurality; but plurality is ex hypothesi not to be found.

  • Such beings would be ex hypothesi no part of our experience; and if God were such a being, man would have no experience of Him.

  • But of this universe, if it exists, no natural proof can be given, because ex hypothesi it lies quite beyond the region of nature.

    Is Life Worth Living? William Hurrell Mallock
  • How did man get the idea of a personal spirit or double—no such thing, ex hypothesi existing?

    Creation and Its Records B.H. Baden-Powell
British Dictionary definitions for ex hypothesi

ex hypothesi

/ɛks haɪˈpɒθəsɪ/
adverb
1.
in accordance with or following from the hypothesis stated
Word Origin
C17: New Latin
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