What does the word cause mean?

Usage examples for cause

  1. You have had cause. – Old Ebenezer by Opie Read
  2. The husband, glad to get off so easily, promised that he would never again cause her any pain on his account. – The Tales Of The Heptameron, Vol. IV. (of V.) by Margaret, Queen Of Navarre
  3. I do not think you have ever had cause to doubt my word. – The Long Lane's Turning by Hallie Erminie Rives