sine qua non

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Lat., [prerequisite, necessity. See importance.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Something indispensable: condition, essential, must, necessity, need, precondition, prerequisite, requirement, requisite. See NECESSARY.

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  • sine qua non — ● sine qua non locution adjectivale (mots latin signifiant sans quoi non) Indispensable : Une condition sine qua non. sine qua non loc. adv. (lat., [condition] sans laquelle non ) Condition sine qua non, obligatoire, indispensable. ⇒SINE QUA NON …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sine qua non — I noun absolute condition, absolute prerequisite, antecedent, condition, contingency, essential clause, essential condition, essential matter, essential part, essential qualification, indispensable condition, indispensable item, necessity,… …   Law dictionary

  • sine qua non — si‧ne qua non [ˌsɪni kwɑː ˈnəʊn ǁ ˈnɑːn] noun [singular] formal something that you must have, or which must exist, for something else to be possible: sine qua non for/​of • The control of inflation is a sine qua non for economic stability. * * *… …   Financial and business terms

  • sine qua non — Loc. lat. (pron. [sine kuá non] o [sine kua nón]) que significa literalmente ‘sin la cual no’. Se emplea con el sentido de ‘[condición] que resulta indispensable para algo’: «La democracia es una condición sine qua non para pertenecer al… …   Diccionario panhispánico de dudas

  • sine qua non — an indispensable condition, c.1600, Latin, lit. without which not, from sine without + qua ablative fem. singular of qui which + non not. Feminine to agree with implied causa. The Latin phrase is common in Scholastic use. Sometimes a masculine… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sine qua non — |sinequànóne| adj. 2 g. 2 núm. Indispensável, essencial (ex.: condição sine qua non).   ‣ Etimologia: locução latina sine qua non, sem o qual não …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • sine qua non — (izg. sȉne kvȃ nȏn) DEFINICIJA usp. condicio sine qua non, v. condicio …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • sine\ qua\ non — [ sinekwanɔn ] loc. adj. • 1565; du lat. des écoles, littéralt « (condition) sans laquelle non » ♦ Condition (II, 1o) sine qua non …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sine qua non — см. conditio sine qua non. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • sine qua non — (Loc. lat.); literalmente, sin la cual no ). ☛ V. condición sine qua non …   Diccionario de la lengua española

  • sine qua non — [sī′nē kwā nän′, sin′ā kwä nōn′] n. [L, without which not] an essential condition, qualification, etc.; indispensable thing; absolute prerequisite …   English World dictionary

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