remote cause

Definition of "remote cause"
  1. A cause that encounters an intervening cause that halts the sequence of causation
How to use "remote cause" in a sentence
  1. During the trial, the defense argued that the plaintiff's injury was a result of a remote cause, not the defendant's actions.
  2. The professor clarified that a remote cause is not the direct reason for an event, as it gets disrupted by another intervening cause.
  3. The lawyer pinpointed a remote cause to weaken the plaintiff's claim of negligence on part of his client.

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