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[75] So, too, “You are not entitled to bring this action,” “I have,” involves no basis. Where then is it to be found? “You have no right to bring this action, because you have been deprived of civil rights.” In this case the question is whether he has been so deprived, or whether loss of civil rights debars a person from [p. 449] bringing an action. Here on the other hand we find both questions and bases.1 It is therefore to kinds of causes, not to bases that the term competence applies: other kinds of cause are the comparative and the recriminatory.2

1 sc. the conjectural or definitive basis and the qualitative.

2 See III. x. 3 and 4.

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