1. CONSTANCY OF SEQUENCE IN EVENTS
[Assignment of cause] Attribution.
filiation, affiliation; pedigree (paternity) [more].
[Verbs] attribute to, ascribe to, impute to, refer to, lay to, point to, trace to, bring home to; put down to, set down to, blame; charge on, ground on; invest with, assign as cause, lay at, the door of, father upon; account for, derive from, point out the reason [more]; theorize; tell how it comes; put the saddle on the right horse.
[Adjectives] attributed; attributable; referable to, referible to, due to, derivable from; owing to (effect) [more]; putative; ecbatic.
why? wherefore? whence? how comes it, how is it, how happens it? how does it happen?
in some way, in some such way; somehow, somehow or other.