good cause
good cause see cause 2

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

good cause
n.
A good reason for doing or not doing something; a reason for one’s behavior that is substantial enough to constitute a legal excuse, determined by the context of an individual case.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


good cause
A legally sufficient reason for a ruling or other action by a judge.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


good cause
Legally adequate or substantial grounds or reason to take a certain action.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


good cause
Legally adequate or substantial grounds or reason to take a certain action.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

good cause
n.
   a legally sufficient reason for a ruling or other action by a judge. The language is commonly: "There being good cause shown, the court orders:."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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