by\ virtue\ of

• by virtue of
• in virtue of
prep.
On the strength of; because of; by reason of.

By virtue of his high rank and position, the President takes social leadership over almost everyone else.

Plastic bags are useful for holding many kinds of food, by virtue of their clearness, toughness, and low cost.

To stop the rational thinking process by virtue of being too fantastic or incredible.
Compare: by dint of

Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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