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- n. An event which, in a natural and continuous sequence, unbroken by any efficient intervening cause, produces an injury, and without which the injury would not have occurred.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See under Proximate.
- adj. That which in ordinary natural sequence produces a specific result, no independent disturbing agencies intervening.
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The proximate cause of their anger was the demolition of several mosques in Islamabad that authorities said had been built without the required authorizations, but their agenda had broader elements, including a demand that Musharraf implement sharia law.