cause (n.)
court case, legal action, matter before the court
2H6 IV.vii.81[Say to rebels] Long sitting to determine poor men's causes
Cor II.i.66[Menenius to Brutus and Sicinius] You wear out a good wholesome forenoon in hearing a cause
Cor II.i.74[Menenius to Brutus and Sicinius, of the people] All the peace you make in their cause
H8 V.iii.121[Gardiner to and of King Henry] out of dear respect, / His royal self in judgement comes to hear / The cause
KL IV.vi.109[Lear as if to a condemned man] What was thy cause?
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