sine qua non


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sine qua non

A necessary, essential, or required element. The Latin phrases translates literally to "without which not." Some consider a good education to be the sine qua non of a successful career.
See also: non

sine qua non

An essential element or condition, as in A perfect cake is the since qua non of a birthday party. This phrase is Latin for "without which not" and has been used in English since about 1600. It appears more in writing than in speech.
See also: non

sine qua non

Essential part. As translated from the Latin, “Without which, there would be nothing,” the phrase is an erudite way to describe that which is indispensable or basic.
See also: non
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Increasing teacher efficacy with at-risk students: The sine qua non of school restructuring.
CJ further said the independence of judiciary is a sine qua non for the promotion of rule of law which is a basic substance of democracy and necessitates the supremacy of constitution, equality before law and equal protection of law.
Selon plusieurs sources a Damas, il poserait comme condition sine qua non a toute transition, la possibilite pour lui d'etre candidat a sa propre succession.
On Turkey's European Union (EU) membership bid, Caglayan said, "EU full membership is not a sine qua non for Turkey.
It is a sine qua non for democracy, the Acting President said in a messages issued in connection with World Press Freedom Day being observed on May 3.
Truth alone, not mere information, remains the sine qua non of education.
Migration emerges as the sine qua non of survival: everyone is always on the move, unsure of their destination, and never far from the maddening crowd.
Two incomes per family became the sine qua non of home ownership, and having to live on the suburban periphery became the price of home ownership for younger people.
Accreditation is the sine qua non of educational quality and this committee serves to ensure the continuation of that valuable function," commented Noone.
Marzouki pointed out that "preserving the country's security and stability and consecrating the transitional justice are sine qua non conditions for rebuilding the country, after the bankruptcy caused by repression, oppression and corruption.
Turkey has become a sine qua non actor of the EU that can shape up the future of the continent of Europe, thanks to its dynamism and potential," he said.
Good ideas, such as school choice, move tortuously through a hostile political process, while bad ideas, such as treating statistical representativeness as the sine qua non of nondiscrimination, are enshrined in law and practice.
At what point did the beach-towel color scheme replace black as the sine qua non of S/M anyway?
Zwebner, in a statement made from New York City, said, "The Company's ability to obtain the financing required for the execution of its business plan is a sine qua non for increasing shareholder value.
C'est a croire que Tayip Recip Ordogan compte bien profiter de la breche qui lui est largement ouverte par les Americains et les Israeliens pour qu'il leur impose la seule condition sine qua non qui vaille.