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Grounds

The basis or foundation; reasons sufficient in law to justify relief.

Grounds are more than simply reasons for wanting a court to order relief. They are the reasons specified by the law that will serve as a basis for demanding relief. For example, a woman may sue her neighbor for Trespass on the ground that his fence was erected beyond his boundary line. Her real reason for suing may be that she does not like the loud music that he plays on his stereo, and she wants to cause him trouble. If his fence actually encroaches on her property, however, she has grounds for a Cause of Action based on the trespass.

grounds

(Cause), noun base, basis, case, circumstances, data, determinant, documentation, elements, evidence, factors, facts, foundation, fundament, justification, medium of proof, motive, occasion, principles, proof, pros and cons, provisions, rationale, reason to believe, terms
Associated concepts: grounds to convict of a crime, grounds to impeach, grounds to indict

grounds

(Property), noun area, estate, land, lot, premises, parcel, parcel of land, property, real property, section
See also: case, circumstances, close, data, documentation, estate, homestead, land, premises, property, realty
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The west side of every wood and rising ground gleamed like the boundary of Elysium, and the sun on our backs seemed like a gentle herdsman driving us home at evening.
She had a great idea that people who had extensive grounds themselves cared very little for the extensive grounds of any body else; but it was not worth while to attack an error so doubledyed, and therefore only said in reply,
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True," said the Object, pausing; "I have other and better grounds for it.
And all this part where we are is the little- side ground, right up to the trees; and on the other side of the trees is the big-side ground, where the great matches are played.
We scarcely seemed to gain ground upon them at all.
But before her death she called her husband to her and said, 'Never let the child put his feet on the ground, for as soon as he does so he will fall into the power of a wicked Fairy, who will do him much harm.
The third day after the incubator ceremony we set forth toward home, but scarcely had the head of the procession debouched into the open ground before the city than orders were given for an immediate and hasty return.
The whole of the second volley flew wide of the Martian on the ground, and, simultaneously, both his companions brought their Heat- Rays to bear on the battery.
He shed the arrows on to the ground at his feet and said, "The mighty contest is at an end.