Definition of by reason of in English:

by reason of


  • Because of.

    ‘persons who, by reason of age, are in need of care’
    • ‘But in this case there was the agreement and the demand arose by reason of that.’
    • ‘You have not established it by reason of what I have just been putting to you, so do not exaggerate, please.’
    • ‘The children have suffered emotional harm by reason of all the matters set out above.’
    • ‘The mere fact that a person calls himself an expert does not entitle him to be believed or accepted by reason of that very fact.’
    • ‘The second phase is the defense saying she was insane and should get not guilty by reason of insanity.’
    • ‘What does it mean to say you are increasing a sentence by reason of or in consideration of evidence that was not given at the trial?’
    • ‘In my judgment the Part 20 claim must fail by reason of what I have said in the preceding paragraph.’
    • ‘So the chances for change and fundamental change by reason of exposure here are good.’
    • ‘I am discriminated against, and so are my parents, by reason of age on almost a daily basis.’
    • ‘I would expect the defense to go that route, to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.’
    because of, on account of, as a result of, as a consequence of, owing to, due to, by virtue of, thanks to, through
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