by virtue of versus on account of

Ivan_I

Senior Member
Russian
I think by virtue of and on account of are synonyms. But how far are they synonyms?

1 She's permitted to vote by virtue of her age. - She's permitted to vote on account of her age.

2 They are members of the club by virtue of their great wealth. - They are members of the club on account of their great wealth.

Do they have the same meaning?
 
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