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Synonyms for cause

Synonyms for cause

that which produces an effect

a basis for an action or a decision

that which provides a reason or justification

a goal or set of interests served with dedication


a legal proceeding to demand justice or enforce a right

Synonyms for cause

events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something

a justification for something existing or happening

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a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy

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In this moving, two-part documentary, Neil wants to learn more about why he was placed there - he admits he was a "scallywag", but isn't sure this was sufficient cause for him and his brother Steve to be removed from their family.
Shawqhi Al-Qhadhi told the Yemen Times that what happened Friday is not a sufficient cause for calling a state of emergency.
But there is an obvious danger that such a knee-jerk reaction, if that is what it can be called, will lead to children being taken into care without sufficient cause, torn from the arms of loving - if imperfect - parents.
If that was not sufficient cause to make a will, consider the following additional reasons: In your will, you can appoint a guardian, a person of your choice to look after your children, should you die before they reach the age of 18 years.
And while there is sufficient cause to address these aspects at this moment, I am left a little unsure about how it works to the advantage of an affirmative Indian modernism.
The modern theory was a synthesis of such disciplines as genetics, zoology, botany, and paleontology, he says, that acknowledged natural selection as a necessary, and perhaps the most crucial, but probably not sufficient cause of evolutionary adaptation.
Evidence that PPAR-[alpha] activation is a necessary and sufficient cause of rodent hepato-carcinogenesis supports PPAR-[alpha] activation as the sole mode of action (MOA) for these agents, and evidence that humans are relatively insensitive to this MOA have led some agencies to conclude that PPAR-[alpha] agonists do not contribute to human carcinogensis.
The retired Justice has been asked to render an opinion on, inter alia, whether or not there was sufficient cause to remove the Citizens' Representative from office.
The court ruled that in light of the evidence presented regarding the more recent offences there was sufficient cause to detain the Nicosia man until the start of his trial on October 5.
Citing sections of Limitation Act of the Supreme Court, he said if there is satisfaction of the court and if there is sufficient cause then the conviction can be condoned.
Sufficient cause can be a violation of the bylaws, policies or Code of Ethics.
If a notice of dismissal is given without sufficient cause within three months of a female employee's confinement, the employer must pay her the maternity benefits that she would otherwise be eligible for.
If the Israeli occupation of the West Bank is sufficient cause to prompt my denomination to wash its hands of certain corporations doing business with Israel, then what of companies doing business with the United States?
The court went on to conclude, ''There was sufficient cause to believe that (Japanese military) ordered the suicides.
Edis asserts that the top-down view of nature being controlled by a deity has been replaced by a bottom-up description in which physical processes determine biological ones, which in turn are a sufficient cause for human thoughts, emotions, and behavior.