remote cause
An event preceding another in a causal chain, but separated from it by other events.

Philosophy dictionary. . 2011.

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  • 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

  • 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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