because

[ bih-kawz, -koz, -kuhz ]SEE DEFINITION OF because
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WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, bi cause "by cause," modeled on French par cause. Originally a phrase, often followed by a subordinate clause introduced by that or why. One word from c.1400. As an adverb from late 14c. Clipped form cause attested in writing by mid-15c.

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