Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Causa Proxima Et Non Remota Spectatur Definition:

Latin: the immediate, not the remote cause, is to be considered.

Related Terms: Causation, Proximate Cause, Causa Causans, In Jure Non Remota Causa Sed Proxima Spectatur

See also the longer version in jure non remota causa sed proxima spectatur.

The 1897 edition of Bouvier's Law Dictionary wrote of causa proxima et non remota spectatur:

 "The cause nearest in the order of causation, without any efficient concurring cause to produce the result, may be considered the direct cause."


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