by virtue of(redirected from In virtue of)
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Related to In virtue of: Virtueless, virtuously
by virtue of (something)
Due to something; because of something; by reason of something. By virtue of your years of hard work and experience, we think you would be well-suited to a managerial role. I know that you feel the need to intervene by virtue of your role as a father, but you need to allow your children a greater degree of independence.
by virtue of something
because of something; due to something. She's permitted to vote by virtue of her age. They are members of the club by virtue of their great wealth.
by virtue of
Also in virtue of. On the grounds of, by reason of, as in By virtue of a large inheritance she could easily afford not to work. [Early 1300s]