apriority

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

a priori +‎ -ity

Noun[edit]

apriority (uncountable)

  1. (philosophy) The quality or state of being known a priori
    • 2008 April 5, Ásta Sveinsdóttir, “Essentiality conferred”, Philosophical Studies, volume 140, number 1, DOI:10.1007/s11098-008-9230-4: 
      The apriority is, however, not to be merely as a result of the fixing of the meaning of the term, such as when I dub my cat ‘Cat’ and then claim to know a priori that my cat is called ‘Cat’.

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