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English definition of “virtue”

virtue

noun (BECAUSE OF)    /ˈvɜː.tjuː/ US  /ˈvɝː-/
by virtue of C2 formal because of; as a result of: She succeeded by virtue of her tenacity rather than her talent.Connecting words which introduce a cause or reason
(Definition of virtue noun (BECAUSE OF) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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