moving cause

See: motive
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Ombudsman Morales said 'such representation constituted the real and moving cause for the barangay officials to issue blank checks and induce a majority of the barangay officials of the five municipalities to issue blank checks.
And, well, as he put it, "Until he stopped moving cause I wasn't sure if he had a knife or a gun so I wanted him to stop moving.
The treatment of the moving cause in chapter 8 is very succinct.