remote
re·mote adj re·mot·er, -est
1 a: far removed in space, time, or relation
ancestors of a more remote degree
b: exceeding the time allowed under the rule against perpetuities for the vesting of interests
the residuary clause...violates the rule against remote vestingEstate of Grove, 70 Cal. App. 3d 355 (1977); also: being in violation of the rule against perpetuities
a remote contingent estate
2: acting, acted on, or controlled indirectly or from a distance
3 a: not proximate or acting directly
b: not arising from the effect of that which is proximate
4: small in degree
a remote possibility of paternity
re·mote·ly adv
re·mote·ness n

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

remote
I (not proximate) adjective at a great distance, distant, far, far-off, far removed, indirect, not immediate, remotus, removed associated concepts: remote cause, remote damages foreign phrases:
- Id quod est magis remotum, non trahit ad se quod est magis junctum, sed e contrario in omni casu. — That which is more remote does not draw to itself that which is more proximate but the contrary in every case.
II (secluded) adjective alone, apart, curtained, detached, disassociated, distant, far, far-off, faraway, hidden, inaccessible, insular, isolated, not close, not near, not nearby, out of the way, private, remote, removed, seclusive, segregated, separated, sequestered, shut away, solitary, unapproachable, unassociated, unconnected, unfrequented III (small) adjective diminutive, faint, in small amount, inappreciable, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, insubstantial, little, minimal, minute, scant, slight, slim, small, superficial, tiny, trivial, unessential, unimportant IV index foreign, immaterial, impertinent (irrelevant), inaccessible, inapposite, inappropriate, inconsequential, irrelevant, private (secluded), remote (secluded), solitary, unapproachable

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

remote
adj., adv. extremely far off or slight. Evidence may be so remote from the issues in a trial that it will not be allowed because it is "immaterial." An act which started the events which led to an accident may be too remote to be a cause, as distinguished from the "proximate cause." Example: While Doug Driver is passing a corner a friend calls out to him causing him to look away, and then Doug looks back and in the middle of the block is hit by a truck backing out of a driveway. The momentary inattention is not a cause of the injury, and is called a "remote cause."
   See also: immaterial, proximate cause

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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