Definition of RULE TO SHOW CAUSE


RULE TO SHOW CAUSE

An order made by the court, in a particular
case, upon motion of one of the parties calling upon the other to appear at a
particular time before the court, to show cause, if any he have, why a certain
thing should not be done.


2. This rule is granted generally upon the oath or affirmation of the
applicant; but upon the hearing, the evidence of competent witnesses must be
given to support the rule, and the affidavit of the applicant is
insufficient.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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