Absque tali causa
ABSQUE TALI CAUSA. This phrase is used in a traverse de injuria, by which the plaintiff affirms that without the cause in his plea alleged he did commit the said trespasses, &c. Gould on Pl. c. 7, part 2, Sec. 9.
A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.