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16:03 Mar 5, 2001
Latin to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Latin term or phrase: conditio sine qua non
something reelated to that the women in the church cannot be pope.
Lacy Haren
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Summary of answers provided
na +1indispensable conditionSerge
naplease choose a winner and grade the other answersxxxHenri
naessential conditionRobert Jackson
nanecessary condition
Parrot
nanecessary condition, conditio sine qua nonxxxHenri
nacausa sine qua nonAnnie Robberecht, C. Tr.
nacondition, without which, no
Elisa Capelão


  

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20 mins
condition, without which, no


Explanation:
the translation into English is this one:condition without which, no...

conditio = condition
sino = without
qua = which
non = no


how it relates to your own context you will be the one that can tell...


Here is a reference to confirm:


sine qua non@Everything2.com
... Latin, short for conditio sine qua non, meaning, condition, without which, no.
Something not open to negotiation, a take it or leave it proposition. ...
www.everything2.com/index.pl?garbage=3581&op=randomnode


Good luck!





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Elisa Capelão
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46 mins
causa sine qua non


Explanation:
This Latin phrase is usually used as is.

CONNOTATION, which might fit your context?
Expression borrowed from philosophy and Latin, which often obscurs rather than explains the reasons for certain decisions or situations.

DEFINITION(S):
necessary condition =
Contexte :
Whether a particular condition qualifies as a causally relevant factor will depend on whether it was necessary to complete a set of conditions jointly sufficient to account for the given occurrence. Hence the traditional preoccupation with "necessary" condition or "causa sine qua non" as the touchstone of causality.

CAUSA SINE QUA NON — literally, not without this cause; the indispensable cause; the cause without which this event would not have occurred; the “but for” cause used in analysis of causation in negligence cases.


A cause as Philosophers say, Causa sine qua non: a remote cause, which cause is seldome alleaged for cause, but where want of wit would say somewhat, and a guilty conscience would excuse it selfe by something. (Doesn't THAT clarify everything.... hmmmmm)


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Annie Robberecht, C. Tr.
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6 hrs peer agreement (net): +1
indispensable condition


Explanation:
Really.
Hope it can help you.

Regards,
Serge


    Serge Roshchin
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Serge

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agree  Mariusz Rytel
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19 hrs
necessary condition, conditio sine qua non


Explanation:
The Latin term as such is used as such in English, as well as in many other languages.

In plain English it means a condition that needs to be fulfilled.

I had to study Latin and Greek in grammar school.

xxxHenri
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21 hrs
necessary condition


Explanation:
This is the translation that appears in philosophy books (for a humorous ex., see Voltaire), although the Latin is also used in English.

Parrot
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4 days
please choose a winner and grade the other answers


Explanation:
Those who did their best to help you will appreciate it.

Thank you.

Best regards


xxxHenri
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10 days
essential condition


Explanation:
"Indispensable condition" works for me, too. Or you could even leave "sine qua non" untranslated, since it has been borrowed into English: "sine qua non condition".

Robert Jackson
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