direct cause

Definition of "direct cause"
  1. The immediate event or circumstance that results in a particular consequence or outcome
How to use "direct cause" in a sentence
  1. The judge ruled that the misuse of equipment was the direct cause of the accident.
  2. The jury had to determine whether the driver's negligence was a direct cause of the pedestrian's injury.
  3. In a civil lawsuit, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant's actions were a direct cause of their loss or injury.

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