good cause

Definition of "good cause"
  1. A valid and sufficient reason, accepted by a judge, for a ruling or action
How to use "good cause" in a sentence
  1. The defendant's absence from trial was due to good cause, hence the adjournment.
  2. The judge decided to grant the change of venue due to good cause presented by the defense.
  3. Her request for a restraining order was granted owing to the good cause shown.

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