Remote – far removed or separated in dime, space, or relation; or slight; little; inconsequential

remote:
adj. (15)

1. Far removed or separated in dime, space, or relation.

2. Slight.

3. Property. Beyond the 21 years after some life in being by which a devise must vest.
     See RULE AGAINST PERPETUITIES. [1]

1. Distant in relationship, as a remote cause.  A matter of time between two events, such as occurrence of an accident and the date of the trial of the action arising out of the accident.  Anno: 85 ALR2d 516. [2]

1. Distant.  The word “remote” may imply distance in time (months, minutes, seconds) or in space (miles, feet, inches); it may also imply separation between cause and consequence. 
See and compare remote cause; remote damages.

2. Slight; little; inconsequential. [3]

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

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