- a ground of legal action; the matter over which a person goes to law.
- a case for judicial decision.
- the end or purpose for which a thing is done or produced.
- Aristotelianism. any of the four things necessary for the movement or the coming into being of a thing, namely a material (material cause), something to act upon it (efficient cause), a form taken by the movement or development (formal cause), and a goal or purpose (final cause).
verb (used with object), caused, caus·ing.
Origin of cause
Examples from the Web for causeless
I can support his harshness to me with patience; but it wounds my soul when I am witness to his causeless severity towards her.Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century|Samuel Johnson
She had often shuddered as she watched it, indulging herself in the luxury of causeless trepidation.The Vicar of Bullhampton|Anthony Trollope
Still the day was not wholly lost to the South, had her men not given way to causeless panic.Four Years in Rebel Capitals|T. C. DeLeon
My heart rises against thee, O thou cruel implement of my brother's causeless vengeance.Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
They say miracles are past; and we have our philosophical persons to make modern and familiar things supernatural and causeless.Oxford Lectures on Poetry|Andrew Cecil Bradley
British Dictionary definitions for causeless
- a ground for legal action; matter giving rise to a lawsuit
- the lawsuit itself
Derived Formscausable, adjectivecausability, nouncauseless, adjectivecauser, noun
Word Origin for cause
Idioms and Phrases with causeless
In addition to the idioms beginning with cause
- cause a commotion
- cause raised eyebrows
- lost cause