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  1. proximate cause(Noun)

    An event which, in a natural and continuous sequence, unbroken by any efficient intervening cause, produces an injury, and without which the injury would not have occurred.


  1. Proximate cause

    In the law, a proximate cause is an event sufficiently related to a legally recognizable injury to be held to be the cause of that injury. There are two types of causation in the law: cause-in-fact, and proximate cause. Cause-in-fact is determined by the "but for" test: But for the action, the result would not have happened. For example, but for running the red light, the collision would not have occurred. For an act to cause a harm, both tests must be met; proximate cause is a legal limitation on cause-in-fact.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of proximate cause in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of proximate cause in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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