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by reason of

Due to; on account, because, or as a result of. By reason of this being the defendant's first offense, we've decided to pursue a lenient sentence. The game was canceled by reason of a huge storm heading toward the stadium.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

by reason of

Because of, owing to, as in By reason of a crop failure, the price of coffee is bound to rise. This expression is considered quite formal today. [c. 1300]
See also: by, of, reason
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

by reason of

Because of.
See also: by, of, reason
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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