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cause and effect of, pertaining to, or arising from a connection between two events in which one causes the other to happen.
cause célèbre any court case, issue, or controversy that arouses great public interest or debate.
cause of action in law, the facts cited in a complaint, on the basis of which a court case is filed.
first cause a primary or original source, independent of, and not caused by, anything else. [2 definitions]
lost cause an undertaking or cause that has failed or is certain to fail.
probable cause a reasonable basis for believing that a person is guilty of a crime.