short cause

Definition of "short cause"
  1. A lawsuit that is assumed to conclude within one day and can be prioritized due to its brief duration
How to use "short cause" in a sentence
  1. The dispute over the small property was considered a short cause.
  2. The judge scheduled the short cause for the open slot next week.
  3. When the short cause unexpectedly extended beyond one day, the judge declared a mistrial.

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