|a.||1.||Not separated in respect to place by anything intervening; proximate; close; |
|2.||Not deferred by an interval of time; present; instant.|
|3.||Acting with nothing interposed or between, or without the intervention of another object as a cause, means, or agency; acting, perceived, or produced, directly; |
|Adj.||1.||immediate - very close or connected in space or time; "contiguous events"; "immediate contact"; "the immediate vicinity"; "the immediate past"|
|2.||immediate - having no intervening medium; "an immediate influence"|
mediate - acting through or dependent on an intervening agency; "the disease spread by mediate as well as direct contact"
|3.||immediate - immediately before or after as in a chain of cause and effect; "the immediate result"; "the immediate cause of the trouble"|
|4.||immediate - of the present time and place; "the immediate revisions"|
|5.||immediate - performed with little or no delay; "an immediate reply to my letter"; "prompt obedience"; "was quick to respond"; "a straightaway denial"|
IMMEDIATE. That which is produced directly by the act to which it is
ascribed, without the intervention or agency of any distinct intermediate
2. For immediate injuries the remedy is trespass; for those which are consequential, an action on the case. 11 Mass. R. 59, 137, 525; 1 & 2 Ohio R. 342; 6 S. & R. 348; 18 John. 257; 19 John. 381; 2 H. & M. 423; 1 Yeates, R. 586; 12 S & R. 210; Coxe, R. 339; Harper's R. 113; 6 Call's R. 44; 1 Marsh. R. 194.
3. When an immediate injury is caused by negligence, the injured party may elect to regard the negligence as the immediate cause of action, and declare in case; or to consider the act itself as the immediate injury, and sue in trespass. 14 John. 432; 6 Cowen, 342; 3 N. H. Rep. 465; sed vide 3 Conn. 64; 2 Bos. & Pull. New Rep. by Day, 448, note. See Cause.