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sine qua non

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsine qua nonsi‧ne qua non /ˌsɪni kwɑː ˈnəʊn $ -ˈnɑːn/ noun [singular] formal 🔊 🔊 NEEDsomething that you must have, or which must exist, before something else can happen syn prerequisitesine qua non for/of 🔊 The control of inflation is a sine qua non for economic stability.
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sine qua non for/ofSome land reforms have embraced soil conservation as a sine qua non of long term productivity gains by land reform beneficiaries.Prevention of depression and inflation remains a sine qua non for economic security.Strength of character is the sine qua non of leadership.
From Longman Business Dictionarysine qua nonsi‧ne qua non /ˌsɪni kwɑː ˈnəʊn-ˈnɑːn/ noun [singular] formal something that you must have, or which must exist, for something else to be possiblesine qua non for/ofThe control of inflation is a sine qua non for economic stability.
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