Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The immediate, not the remote, cause, is looked at, or considered. 12 East, 648 ; 3 Kent, Comm. 302; Story, Bailm. ยง 515; Ban. Max. reg. 1.