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A rule to show cause


  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • A rule to show cause a rule which is conditional (see Nisi); As a rule, on the whole
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. reule (Fr. règle)—L. regularegĕre, to rule.


In literature:

Lord Tenterden granted a rule to show cause.
"Norfolk Annals A Chronological Record of Remarkable Events in the Nineteeth Century, Vol. 1" by Charles Mackie