Definition of Casus

1. n. An event; an occurrence; an occasion; a combination of circumstances; a case; an act of God. See the Note under Accident.



Definition of Casus

1. a legal occurrence or event [n CASUS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Casus

casualnesses
casuals
casualties
casualty
casualwear
casuarina
casuarinas
casuist
casuistic
casuistical
casuistically
casuistics
casuistries
casuistry
casuists
casus (current term)
casus belli
casus foederis
caswellsilverite
cat's-claw
cat's-ear
cat's-eye
cat's-eye pupil
cat's-eye syndrome
cat's-foot
cat's-paw
cat's-tail
cat's cradle
cat's cradles

Literary usage of Casus

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1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1905)
"casus foederis is the event upon the occurrence of which it becomes the duty ... Thus in case of a defensive alliance the casus foederis occurs when war is ..."

2. International Law; Or, Rules Regulating the Intercourse of States in Peace by Henry Wager Halleck (1861)
"This is what the civilians call casus foederis, or the case of the alliance. Whatever has been promised, either expressly or tacitly, in the treaty, ..."

3. An Elementary Latin Dictionary by Charlton Thomas Lewis, Hugh Macmaster Kingery (1918)
"[ abl. of casus ], by chance, casually, In/ accident, accidentally: casu Romae esse: id I'venit non temere nee casu : sive casu sive ..."

4. Cyclopaedia of Political Science, Political Economy, and of the Political by John Joseph Lalor (1883)
"Case, Lewie 855 casus Belli 855 Caucus,The Congressional (in US Caucus System 357 History) 355 Cause and Eflect in Politics 864 ..."

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