causa sine qua non meaning

Pronunciation:   "causa sine qua non" in a sentence
/sīˈnē kwā non or sinˈe kwä nōn/ (law)
  An indispensable cause or condition allowing something, eg the causa causans, to be operative, but not itself a causa causans


  1. As far as factual causation was concerned, the court held that the respondent's negligent report on the 1978 financial statements unquestionably constituted a " causa sine qua non " of the appellant's loss, since a proper and non-negligent performance of his duties as auditor would have obviated the appellant's ultimate loss.

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