reasonable cause

Definition of "reasonable cause"
  1. A sufficient reason based on known facts to assume something is true
How to use "reasonable cause" in a sentence
  1. The officer believed there was reasonable cause to stop the driver because of erratic driving.
  2. Tax return errors could be overlooked if there was reasonable cause rather than willful neglect.
  3. For an eviction notice, a landlord needs to have reasonable cause, such as repeatedly late rent payments.

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