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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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Old Brooke takes half a dozen quick steps, and away goes the ball spinning towards the School goal, seventy yards before it touches ground, and at no point above twelve or fifteen feet high, a model kick-off; and the School-house cheer and rush on.
In the earlier centuries it was merely a vantage ground.
Full of hope he hurried across the bridge, and recognised at once the spot where the castle was to stand, for spades, hammers, axes, and every other building implement lay scattered on the ground ready for the workman's hand, but of gold, silver, and precious stones there was not a sign.
This operation concluded, they hastily clambered over her sides, sliding down the guy ropes to the ground.
Gahan, horrified, saw the latter's head topple from its body, saw the body stagger and fall to the ground.
By and by Melanthius came out with a helmet in one hand, and an old dry-rotted shield in the other, which had been borne by Laertes when he was young, but which had been long since thrown aside, and the straps had become unsewn; on this the two seized him, dragged him back by the hair, and threw him struggling to the ground.
He is going to take me farther inland to another country where he says that he will be king and I am to be one of his wives," and then to the Englishman's surprise she turned a smiling face toward him, "but there is no danger," she continued, "for we shall both be dead within a few minutes--just give him time enough to get the machine under way, and if he can rise a hundred feet from the ground I shall never need fear him more.
I suppose the suspense of the reader is now painful, and therefore I shall say at once that David won the match with two lovely fours, the one over my head and the other to leg all along the ground.
The elephant made a fearful bound; the car and balloon cracked as though every thing were going to pieces, and the shock made the doctor drop his hatchet on the ground.
The wires go out from the cave and fence in a circle of level ground a hundred yards in diameter; they make twelve independent fences, ten feet apart -- that is to say, twelve circles within circles -- and their ends come into the cave again.
His cuirass of bronze did not protect him, and the spear stuck in his belly, so that he fell heavily to the ground.
I gave a loud, shrill neigh for help; again and again I neighed, pawing the ground impatiently, and tossing my head to get the rein loose.