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 Causa Causata.Cause Celébre. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Cause (The).
 
A mission; the object or project.   1
   To make common cause. To abet the same object. Here “cause” is the legal term, meaning pro or con, as it may be, the cause or side of the question advocated.   2
 


 Causa Causata.Cause Celébre. 

 
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