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proximate cause

From Longman Business Dictionary
Related topics: Law
proximate causeprox‧i‧mate cause /ˌprɒksəmət ˈkɔːzˌprɑːksəmət ˈkɒːz/ noun [countable] LAW the thing that is directly responsible for an event happeningPilots’ breaches of duty and negligence were a proximate cause of the plane crash.
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