per alia

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From Latin per alia, from per, 'by' or 'through', and alia, 'others'.


per alia (not comparable)

  1. By others; through others. Said about a proposition held to be true because it follows from other true propositions. Compare per se.
    If humans are mortal, and Socrates is a human, then per alia Socrates is mortal.