definition — English
- A goal or principle served with dedication and zeal: "the cause of freedom versus tyranny” ( Hannah Arendt).
- The interests of a person or group engaged in a struggle: "The cause of America is in great measure the cause of all mankind” ( Thomas Paine).
- Law A lawsuit.
- To bring about or compel by authority or force: The moderator invoked a rule causing the debate to be ended.