- 1The action of causing something: the postulated role of nitrate in the causation of cancerMore example sentences
- But if you put it on that basis, your causation has not necessarily been determined.
- Rather, liability for injuries has been extended beyond any reasonable definition of causation.
- A jury could reasonably decide that causation had been established, given the evidence.
- 1.1The relationship between cause and effect; causality: a strong association is not a proof of causationMore example sentences
- That involves proof of causation, which is discussed further below.
- The intuition that causation is an intrinsic relation does not apply in this case.
- The courts do not appear to have grappled with the principles of causation specifically in relation to omissions.
chain of causation
- Law A linked series of events leading from cause to effect, typically in the assessment of liability for damages: in order to break the chain of causation the third party act must be independent of the breach of dutyMore example sentences
- However, it will probably be rare for a patient's refusal to consent to care to constitute an intervening event breaking the chain of causation.
- Unfortunately it did not enlarge on the circumstances in which self-injection would not have the effect of breaking the chain of causation.
- Here the issue is whether the subsequent events should be regarded as severing the causal link - the chain of causation - between the conduct and the damage.
late 15th century: from Latin causatio(n-) 'pretext' (in medieval Latin 'the action of causing'), from causare 'to cause'.
More definitions of causationDefinition of causation in:
- The US English dictionary