duty of care


duty of care
A legal obligation imposed on an individual requiring that they adhere to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others.

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  • duty of care — UK US noun [S] ► LAW a responsibility to take care over what happens to someone or something: owe/have a duty of care to sb »To be able to sue for negligence, there must be a duty of care owed to the injured party. have a duty of care to do sth… …   Financial and business terms

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  • duty of care — du·ty of care d(y)üt ē əv ke(ə)r, ka(ə)r n a duty to use care toward others that would be exercised by an ordinarily resonable and prudent person in order to protect them from unnecessary risk of harm <in a typical medical malpractice lawsuit …   Medical dictionary

  • duty of care — /ˌdju:ti əv keə/ noun a duty which every person has not to act in a negligent way …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • duty of care — noun Law a legal obligation to avoid causing harm to another person by the exercise of reasonable care to avoid foreseeable injury to that person …   Australian English dictionary

  • duty of care — obligation to be considerate and avoid negligent acts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • duty of care — See negligence …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • Duty of care in English law — English Tort law Part of the common law series Negligence Duty of care Bolam test Breach of duty Causation …   Wikipedia

  • Duty of care (business associations) — Companies law Company  …   Wikipedia


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