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Vera Causa

A cause in harmony with other causes already known. A fairy godmother may be assigned in story as the cause of certain marvellous effects, but is not a vera causa. The revolution of the earth round the sun may be assigned as the cause of the four seasons, and is a vera causa.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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