Definition of exempli causa in English:

exempli causa

adverb

  • For example, for instance.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Matthew Parker (1504–1575), archbishop of Canterbury and patron of scholarship. From classical Latin exemplī causā by way of example from exemplī, genitive singular of exemplum + causā for the sake of, use as preposition of ablative singular of causa.

Pronunciation

exempli causa

/ɪɡˌzɛmplɪ ˈkaʊzə//ɛɡˌzɛmplɪ ˈkaʊzə/