re·mote adj re·mot·er, -est1 a: far removed in space, time, or relationancestors of a more remote degreeb: exceeding the time allowed under the rule against perpetuities for the vesting of intereststhe residuary clause...violates the rule against remote vesting — Estate of Grove, 70 Cal. App. 3d 355 (1977); also: being in violation of the rule against perpetuitiesa remote contingent estate2: acting, acted on, or controlled indirectly or from a distance3 a: not proximate or acting directlyb: not arising from the effect of that which is proximate4: small in degreea remote possibility of paternityre·mote·ly advre·mote·ness n
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
(not proximate) adjective
at a great distance, distant, far, far-off, far removed, indirect, not immediate, remotus, removed
associated concepts: remote cause, remote damages
- Id quod est magis remotum, non trahit ad se quod est magis junctum, sed e contrario in omni casu. — That which is more remote does not draw to itself that which is more proximate but the contrary in every case.II (secluded) adjective alone, apart, curtained, detached, disassociated, distant, far, far-off, faraway, hidden, inaccessible, insular, isolated, not close, not near, not nearby, out of the way, private, remote, removed, seclusive, segregated, separated, sequestered, shut away, solitary, unapproachable, unassociated, unconnected, unfrequented III (small) adjective diminutive, faint, in small amount, inappreciable, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, insubstantial, little, minimal, minute, scant, slight, slim, small, superficial, tiny, trivial, unessential, unimportant IV index foreign, immaterial, impertinent (irrelevant), inaccessible, inapposite, inappropriate, inconsequential, irrelevant, private (secluded), remote (secluded), solitary, unapproachable
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
adj., adv. extremely far off or slight. Evidence may be so remote from the issues in a trial that it will not be allowed because it is "immaterial." An act which started the events which led to an accident may be too remote to be a cause, as distinguished from the "proximate cause." Example: While Doug Driver is passing a corner a friend calls out to him causing him to look away, and then Doug looks back and in the middle of the block is hit by a truck backing out of a driveway. The momentary inattention is not a cause of the injury, and is called a "remote cause."
Law dictionary. EdwART. 2013.