Definition of propter hoc in English:

propter hoc

noun

  • A consequence, an effect, a direct result.

adverb

  • For this reason; as a result, consequently.

adjective

  • Occurring as a result, consequent; having a cause.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Watson (d. 1686), ejected minister. From post-classical Latin propter hoc.

Pronunciation

propter hoc

/ˈprɒptə ˌhɒk/