by virtue of




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by virtue of \baɪ ˈvɝtʃu ʌv\

  1. (Figuré) En vertu de.
    • Sir Isaac Newton was the first person to theorize that any two objects would be attracted towards each other by virtue of their masses, and that strength of the force of attraction – the gravitational force – would depend on the masses of the two objects and their distance apart.