causa - Legal Definition
Webster's New World Law Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey.
Case, cause. See also cause.causa mortis
Latin. Because of death. Something done or made by a person in anticipation of his own imminent death. See also gift.causa proxima
Latin. The nearest cause. See also cause.causa sine qua non
Latin. A cause without which not. Same as but-for cause. See cause.
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