supervening cause

Definition of "supervening cause"
  1. An event or circumstance that happens after the original action and has an effect on it
How to use "supervening cause" in a sentence
  1. Insurance companies often deny claims based on a supervening cause.
  2. The prosecutor argued that the supervening cause was not foreseeable by the defendant.
  3. The judge decided that the supervening cause was significant enough to affect the outcome of the case.

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