Definitions for "Show Cause"
Where a person must show a good reason why something should not occur eg. Licence should not be suspended or cancelled.• Demerit Points
A court order directing a person to appear in court and present any evidence why the remedies stated in the order should not be confirmed or executed. A show cause order is usually based on a motion and affidavit asking for the judge to make certain decisions.
an order, decree, execution, etc., to appear as directed, and present to the court such reasons and considerations as one has to offer why it should not be confirmed, take effect, be executed, or as the case may be [Go to source