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sine qua non

Edited by Robert Allen

in Pocket Fowler's Modern English Usage

Second edition

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780199232581
Published online January 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191727078
sine qua non

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is normally pronounced see-nay kwah nohn, although other pronunciations are heard. It means ‘an indispensable condition or qualification’.

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