sufficient cause
sufficient cause see cause 2

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

sufficient cause
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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

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  • sufficient — suf·fi·cient adj: enough to meet the needs under the law of a situation or a proposed end suf·fi·cient·ly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. sufficient …   Law dictionary

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  • 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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  • Cause — • Cause, as the correlative of effect, is understood as being that which in any way gives existence to, or contributes towards the existence of, any thing; which produces a result; to which the origin of any thing is to be ascribed Catholic… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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