causa


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causa

(ˈkaʊzə)
n
a reason or cause
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.causa - a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedycausa - a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord"
civil suit - a lawsuit alleging violations of civil law by the defendant
class action, class-action suit - a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group
countersuit - a suit brought against someone who has sued you
criminal suit - a lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant
moot - a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise; "he organized the weekly moot"
bastardy proceeding, paternity suit - a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined)
legal proceeding, proceeding, proceedings - (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
References in classic literature ?
Recordare Jesu pie Quod sum causa tuar viae Ne me perdas, illa die Querens me sedisti lassus Redemisti crucem passus Tantus laor non sit cassus.
Since I myself have been an inmate of a lunatic asylum, I cannot but notice that the sophistic tendencies of some of its inmates lean towards the errors of non causa and ignoratio elenche.
So with Solomon, Fons turbatus, et vena corrupta, est justus cadens in causa sua coram adversario.
The university which can claim him on its list of sons, whether in regular course or honoris causa, may be proud.
     Quod sum causa tuae viae.
According to the ordinary view of each species having been independently created, we should have to attribute this similarity in the enlarged stems of these three plants, not to the vera causa of community of descent, and a consequent tendency to vary in a like manner, but to three separate yet closely related acts of creation.
E a relação primordial entre dois elementos postos em função é a de causa e efeito (Barthes, 1977, 267).
o trauma abdominal aberto se mostrou discretamente mais prevalente, sendo o ferimento por arma branca a causa mais comum;
New Delhi, Jan 10 ( ANI ): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina would be on a two-day maiden visit to Tripura beginning on Wednesday during which she will be conferred the Doctor of Literature honoris causa at the 9th Convocation of Tripura University by Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari.
De hecho, se ha senalado el deficit de flujo de sangre como la primera causa de retirada de CVCt (7).
The occasion will be used to pronounce him a doctor honoris causa at the University for Audiovisual Arts ESRA Paris-Skopje-New York.