1.Definition: a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy
2.Definition: a justification for something existing or happening
"He had no cause to complain", "They had good reason to rejoice"
3.Definition: a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
"He supported populist campaigns", "They worked in the cause of world peace", "The team was ready for a drive toward the pennant", "The movement to end slavery", "Contributed to the war effort"
4.Definition: any entity that produces an effect or is responsible for events or resultsCategory: General
5.Definition: events that provide the generative force that is the origin of something
"They are trying to determine the cause of the crash"Category: General