Definition for OC-CA'SION

OC-CA'SION, v.i. [Fr. occasionner.]

  1. To cause incidentally; to cause; to produce. The expectation of war occasions a depression in the price of stocks. Consumptions are often occasioned by colds. In digestion occasions pain in the head. Heat occasions lassitude.
  2. To influence; to cause. If we inquire what it is that occasions men to make several combinations of simple ideas into distinct modes. Locke.

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