show cause order
show cause order see order 3b

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

show cause order
n.
An order by the court made upon the motion of one party requiring the opposing party to appear before it and explain why the court should not take a particular action.

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


show cause order
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


show cause order
=>> order.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


show cause order
A court order, made upon the motion of an applicant, that requires a party to appear and provide reasons why the court should not perform or not allow a particular action and mandates this party to meet the prima facie case set forth in the complaint or affidavit of the applicant.

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


show cause order
A court order, made upon the motion of an applicant, that requires a party to appear and provide reasons why the court should not perform or not allow a particular action and mandates this party to meet the prima facie case set forth in the complaint or affidavit of the applicant.

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

show cause order
n.
   an order of the court, also called an order to show cause or OSC, directing a party to a lawsuit to appear on a certain date to show cause why the judge should not issue a specific order or make a certain finding. Examples: an order to a husband directing that he show cause why the wife in a divorce action should not be awarded $1,000 a month alimony (spousal support) and $500 a month child support, why the husband should not be ordered to stay away, and why the wife should not have temporary custody of their child.
   See also: order to show cause

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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