A falling out, happening, or coming to pass; hence, that
which falls out or happens; occurrence; incident.
A favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance;
An occurrence or condition of affairs which brings with
it some unlooked-for event; that which incidentally brings to pass an
event, without being its efficient cause or sufficient reason;
accidental or incidental cause.
Need; exigency; requirement; necessity; as, I have no
occasion for firearms.
A reason or excuse; a motive; a persuasion.
To give occasion to; to cause; to produce; to induce;
as, to occasion anxiety.