have (good) cause to do something


have (good) cause to do something
have (good) cause to do something formal phrase
to have a strong reason for doing, thinking, or feeling something

Joe’s father had good cause to be proud of him.

have no cause to do something:

I have no cause to question his integrity.

Thesaurus: sensible and reasonablesynonym someone who is intelligent or well informedhyponym
Main entry: cause

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  • good cause — Substantial reason, a legal excuse. Pines v District Court in Woodbury County, 233 Iowa 1284, 10 NW2d 574. Legal cause, in reference to the right of the state to dissolve a corporation and recall the franchise granted to it. Wheeler v Pullman… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • cause */*/*/ — I UK [kɔːz] / US [kɔz] noun Word forms cause : singular cause plural causes 1) [countable] an event, thing, or person that makes something happen The major cause of these accidents is drivers going too fast. an essay on the causes of the First… …   English dictionary

  • cause — cause1 [ kɔz ] noun *** 1. ) count an event, thing, or person that makes something happen: cause of: The pathologist s report established the cause of death as extensive chest injuries. The major cause of these accidents is speeding by drivers.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cause — cause1 W1S2 [ko:z US ko:z] n [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin causa] 1.) a person, event, or thing that makes something happen →↑effect cause of ▪ Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for American women in their forties.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cause — 1 noun 1 WHAT CAUSES STH (C) a person, event, or thing that makes something happen (+ of): What was the cause of the accident? | The doctor had recorded the cause of death as heart failure. | root/underlying etc cause (=the basic cause): The root …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • cause — 1 n 1: something that brings about an effect or result the negligent act which was the cause of the plaintiff s injury ◇ The cause of an injury must be proven in both tort and criminal cases. actual cause: cause in fact in this entry but–for… …   Law dictionary

  • have — [ weak əv, həv, strong hæv ] (3rd person singular has [ weak əz, həz, strong hæz ] ; past tense and past participle had [ weak əd, həd, strong hæd ] ) verb *** Have can be used in the following ways: as an auxiliary verb in perfect tenses of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Good and evil — In religion, ethics, and philosophy, the phrase, good and evil refers to the location of objects, desires, and behaviors on a two way spectrum, with one direction being morally positive ( good ), and the other morally negative ( evil ). Good is a …   Wikipedia

  • have — have1 W1S1 [v, əv, həv strong hæv] auxiliary v past tense and past participle had [d, əd, həd strong hæd] third person singular has [z, əz, həz strong hæz] [: Old English; Origin: habban] 1.) used with past participles to form ↑perfect tenses ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • have — 1 strong, auxiliary verb past tense had, strong, third person singularpresent tense has; strong, negative short forms: haven t, hadn t, hasn t 1 used with the past participle of another verb to make the perfect tense of that verb: We have… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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