just cause

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Legally acceptable or sufficient reason. It is incumbent upon the party requesting a certain action from a court to establish the just cause for the request. Also called good cause.

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An officer of the North Charleston Police Department fired eight shots into the back of an unarmed man without having a just cause.
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You should always have just cause before you take any action that others may see as being a bit below the belt.
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The attorney argued that just cause was present in the incident so we had explained to the jury the nature of the reasonable events that took place.
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