show cause

show cause
verb present a case, present argument, present cause, present reason, show grounds for associated concepts: order to show cause

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


show cause
An order by a court that requires a party to appear and to provide reasons why a particular thing should not be performed or allowed and mandates such party to meet the prima facie case set forth in the complaint or affidavit of the applicant.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


show cause
An order by a court that requires a party to appear and to provide reasons why a particular thing should not be performed or allowed and mandates such party to meet the prima facie case set forth in the complaint or affidavit of the applicant.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • show cause — (Eng law) To argue against the confirmation of a provisional order or judgement • • • Main Entry: ↑cause * * * Law produce satisfactory grounds for application of (or exemption from) a procedure or penalty …   Useful english dictionary

  • show cause — {v. phr.} To give a reason or explanation. * /The judge asked the defendants to show cause why they should not be held without bail./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • show cause — {v. phr.} To give a reason or explanation. * /The judge asked the defendants to show cause why they should not be held without bail./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • show\ cause — v. phr. To give a reason or explanation. The judge asked the defendants to show cause why they should not be held without bail …   Словарь американских идиом

  • show cause — To comply with a rule or order of the court to show cause by offering law and facts to influence the court in its decision of the point before it …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • show cause order — see order 3b Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. show cause order n …   Law dictionary

  • show cause Law — produce satisfactory grounds for application of (or exemption from) a procedure or penalty. → shoveler …   English new terms dictionary

  • show cause order — See order to show cause …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • show cause order — noun law : an order from a court or judge to a litigant ordering him to appear at a stated time to give a good reason why a conditional order should not be made absolute or why something should not be permitted or done in the case * * * Law. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • show cause order — Law. a court order issued to a party in a lawsuit, directing that party to appear to give reasons why a certain action should not be put into effect by the court. * * * …   Universalium

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