proximate/remote cause

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  • remote cause — see cause 1 Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. remote cause n. An ac …   Law dictionary

  • remote cause — A speculative rather than a direct cause of injury, consequently no basis for the recovery of damages. 22 Am J2d Damg § 21. A cause which is not sufficiently proximate as to constitute the foundation of all action for negligence. 38 Am J1st Negl… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cause — 1 n 1: something that brings about an effect or result the negligent act which was the cause of the plaintiff s injury ◇ The cause of an injury must be proven in both tort and criminal cases. actual cause: cause in fact in this entry but–for… …   Law dictionary

  • remote — re·mote adj re·mot·er, est 1 a: far removed in space, time, or relation ancestors of a more remote degree b: exceeding the time allowed under the rule against perpetuities for the vesting of interests the residuary clause...violates the rule… …   Law dictionary

  • remote — At a distance; afar off; inconsiderable; slight @ remote cause In the law of negligence with respect to injury or accident, a cause which would not according to experience of mankind lead to the event which happened. Riley v. Burgess, Ky., 410… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Cause — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Constant antecedent. < N PARAG:Cause >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 cause cause origin source principle element Sgm: N 1 occasioner occasioner prime mover primum mobile Sgm: N 1 vera causa vera causa …   English dictionary for students

  • proximate cause — noun : a cause that directly or with no mediate agency produces an effect; specifically : a cause arising out of a wrongdoer s negligence or conduct deemed under the rules of law applicable to the case and under the extent of his duty sufficient… …   Useful english dictionary

  • proximate cause — As an element of tort liability:–that cause, which, in natural and continuous sequence, unbroken by any efficient intervening cause, produces the injury, and without which the result would not have occurred. The primary moving cause, or the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cause — noun (Lat. causa.) Each separate antecedent of an event. Something that precedes and brings about an effect or a result. A reason for an action or condition. A ground of a legal action. An agent that brings something about. That which in some… …   Black's law dictionary

  • cause — noun (Lat. causa.) Each separate antecedent of an event. Something that precedes and brings about an effect or a result. A reason for an action or condition. A ground of a legal action. An agent that brings something about. That which in some… …   Black's law dictionary

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