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|See under Proximate.|
|A cause which immediately precedes and produces the effect, as distinguished from the remote, mediate, or predisposing cause.|
|That which in ordinary natural sequence produces a specific result, no independent disturbing agencies intervening.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.