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"En virtud de" is a phrase which is often translated as "by virtue of", and "debido a" is a phrase which is often translated as "because of". Learn more about the difference between "en virtud de" and "debido a" below.
en virtud de(
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beer
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tood
 
deh
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (general)
a. by virtue of
Llegó tan lejos en virtud de su tesón y esfuerzo.He got so far by virtue of his tenacity and endeavor.
b. in virtue of
"En virtud del poder que me confiere mi cargo, os declaro marido y mujer", proclamó el capitán del navío."In virtue of the powers vested in me, I declare you husband and wife," proclaimed the captain of the vessel.
c. by reason of
Adquirí toda esa experiencia en virtud de los diez años que pasé trabajando como médico rural.I acquired all that experience by reason of the ten years I spent working as a rural doctor.
d. in accordance with (legal)
En virtud del artículo mencionado con anterioridad, le declaro culpable de todos los cargos.In accordance with the previously mentioned article, I declare you guilty of all the charges.
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debido a(
deh
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bee
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doh
 
ah
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to indicate cause)
a. because of
Marta trabaja hoy desde casa debido a la huelga de transporte público.Marta is working from home today because of the public transport strike.
b. due to
Algunas carreteras se han cerrado debido a las malas condiciones climáticas.Some roads have been closed due to bad weather conditions.
c. owing to
Hubo un malentendido entre el abogado y su cliente debido a una mala traducción del intérprete.There was a misunderstanding between the attorney and his client owing to a bad translation by the interpreter.
d. on account of
Pedro lleva ya meses sin trabajar debido a una lesión de columna.Pedro has been off sick for months now on account of a backbone injury.
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