Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > A prio’ri [Latin, from an antecedent].

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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
A prio’ri [Latin, from an antecedent].
An a priori argument is when we deduce a fact from something antecedent, as when we infer certain effects from given causes. All mathematical proofs are of the a priori kind, whereas judgments in the law courts are of the a posteriori evidence; we infer the animus from the act. (See A POSTERIORI.)   1

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