proximate


proximate
prox·i·mate /'präk-sə-mət/ adj
1: next immediately preceding or following (as in a chain of causation, events, or effects): being or leading to a particular esp. foreseeable result without intervention see also proximate cause at cause 1
2: very or relatively close or near
would be sufficiently proximate to the commencement of the defendant's trialJohnson v. New Jersey, 384 U.S. 719 (1966)
prox·i·mate·ly adv

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

proximate
I adjective about to happen, abutting, adjacent, adjoining, approaching, at hand, attached, bordering, bordering upon, close, close at hand, close by, closest, connected, connecting, contactual, conterminal, conterminous, contiguous, edging, expected, following, forthcoming, fringing, immediate, imminent, impendent, impending, in close proximity, juxtaposed, near, nearest, neighboring, next, nigh, prospective, proximal, proximus, sequent, subsequent, succeeding, tangent, tangential, touching, upcoming, verging, vicinal associated concepts: proximate cause II index approximate, border (approach), close (near), contiguous, immediate (not distant), present (attendant)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


proximate
adj.
Closest in relationship, time, physical distance, or causal connection; immediate; direct. See also cause

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

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  • Proximate — Prox i*mate, a. [L. proximatus, p. p. of proximare to come near, to approach, fr. proximus the nearest, nest, superl. of propior nearer, and prope, adv., near.] Nearest; next immediately preceding or following. Proximate ancestors. J. S. Harford …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proximate to — index situated Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • proximate — neighboring, 1590s (implied in proximately), from L.L. proximatus, pp. of proximare to draw near, from proximus (see PROXIMITY (Cf. proximity)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • proximate — ► ADJECTIVE 1) closest in space, time, or relationship. 2) nearly accurate; approximate. DERIVATIVES proximately adverb. ORIGIN Latin proximatus drawn near , from proximus nearest …   English terms dictionary

  • proximate — [präk′sə mət] adj. [LL proximatus, pp. of proximare, to come near < L proximus, nearest, superl. of prope, near] 1. next or nearest in space, order, time, etc. 2. nearly accurate; approximate proximately adv …   English World dictionary

  • Proximate — Analysis A*nal y*sis, n.; pl. {Analyses}. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to unloose, to dissolve, to resolve into its elements; ? up + ? to loose. See {Loose}.] 1. A resolution of anything, whether an object of the senses or of the intellect, into its constituent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • proximate — Immediate; next; proximal. * * * prox·i·mate präk sə mət adj 1 a) very near b) next, preceding, or following esp relating to or being a proximate cause 2) determined by proximate analysis 3) PROXIMAL (1b) prox·i·mate·ly ad …   Medical dictionary

  • proximate — adj. (cannot stand alone) proximate to * * * [ prɒksɪmɪt] (cannot stand alone) proximate to …   Combinatory dictionary

  • proximate — adjective Etymology: Latin proximatus, past participle of proximare to approach, from proximus nearest, next, superlative of prope near more at approach Date: 1661 1. immediately preceding or following (as in a chain of events, causes, or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • proximate — 1. adjective a) Close or closest; adjacent. b) Immediately preceding or following in a chain of causation. See Also: proximate cause 2. noun A grammatical marker in the …   Wiktionary


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