Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, a highly ardent fever.
- n. [capitalized] In herpetology, the typical genus of Causidæ. J. Wagler.
“First, get rid of the supers, have winner take all states, count all votes including those in causus states or just abolish caususes all together, only use primaries.”
“Under this background, it is clear that Douglas Gibson's letter to certain members of our causus is a misrepresentation of the facts ... and a clear indication that the DP's only aim is to mislead voters and that it is not interested in any form of political cooperation," Bakker said.”
“They should have taken away his charmanships and kicked his butt out of the Dem causus immediately after the election.”
“Most non-contiguous nations fall apart – or become a causus belli.”
“Texas was annexed by the US in 1845, and that was one causus belli for the Mexican-American War of 1846-48 (which happened to bring my state, NM, into the Union as a territory).”
“Dershowitz has taken my point a step further, giving the legal arguments why carrying armaments through the Suez Canal meant for war supplies in Gaza, not to mention the subterfuge of carrying false cargo manifestos, and the transfer of said equipment in Syria to cargo vessels headed for Egypt -- carrying equally false cargo manifestos - in effect, constituted a "causus belli.”
“I think a catastrophic conflict is now all but inevitable, and if Israel is a — or the — causus belli — it could get fairly ugly.”
“And I'll back them stripping you of your chairmanship and kicking you out of the Democratic causus.”
“Every time Israel has achieved or come close to achieving a military victory, the rest of the world has stepped in to insulate the Arabs from the consequences of defeat, notwithstanding that in each of the conflicts the Arabs were the aggressors and Israel had causus belli.”
“June 9th, 2008 2: 14 pm ET i'm sick of hearing that hilary won the popular vote and not being questioned on it. she's not counting causus states and giving herself a full vote instead of a half vote in fla and mich. stop allowing the clinton machine to disillusion the people. let's not forget rushs 'movement. her claim to fame in this election is a joke.”
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