Definition of Of necessity

1. Adverb. In such a manner as could not be otherwise. "We must needs by objective"

Exact synonyms: Inevitably, Necessarily, Needs
Partainyms: Inevitable, Necessary



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Of Necessity

of blessed memory
of choice
of color
of colour
of course
of each person
of even date
of fame
of her own
of his own
of import
of importance
of late
of means
of my own
of necessity (current term)
of note
of one's own
of one's own accord
of one mind
of our own
of record
of shame
of sorts
of sound mind(p)
of that ilk
of the century
of the essence
of the essence(p)
of the like

Literary usage of Of necessity

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1. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1909)
"... and for this reason we have a second time taken up the character of real philosophers and have of necessity attempted to define it." "That is true." VI. ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England by William Blackstone, William Carey Jones (1915)
""These are termed ways of necessity. It is always of strict necessity; ... That a person claiming a way of necessity has already one way is a good plea, ..."

3. Kant's Kritik of Judgment by Immanuel Kant (1892)
"The condition of necessity which a judgment of taste asserts is the Idea of a common sense If judgments of taste (like cognitive judgments) had a definite ..."

4. The Law of Nations: Or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the by Emer de Vattel, Joseph Chitty (1883)
"of necessity : this authorizes an act on your part, which on other occasions would be unlawful, viz. an infringement of the right of domain. ..."

5. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"The idea of necessity and causation arises entirely from the uniformity ... This idea of necessity is applied also to the voluntary actions of men. ..."

6. A History of Philosophy by Frank Thilly (1914)
"The idea of necessity and causation arises entirely from the uniformity ... This idea of necessity is applied also to the voluntary actions of men. ..."

7. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1920)
"... based on necessity; but when the law speaks of necessity it means a reasonable necessity. ... since self- defense is done under the stress of necessity. ..."

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