HyperDic: cause_of_action

English > 1 sense of the expression cause of action:
NOUNcommunicationcause of actiona claim sufficient to demand judicial attention
English > cause of action: 1 sense > noun 1, communication
MeaningA claim sufficient to demand judicial attention; the facts that give rise to right of action.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
BroaderclaimAn assertion of a right (as to money or property)

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