Law A fact or facts that enable a person to bring an action against another: the plaintiff had a good cause of action in negligence
More example sentences
- The plaintiffs assert causes of action including negligent design, failure to warn, misrepresentation and breach of warranty.
- Consequently the first question is whether the claimant has a personal cause of action against the defendant.
- The intended claimant has a good cause of action against the intended defendant in respect of each of the claims.
More definitions of cause of actionDefinition of cause of action in:
- The US English dictionary