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Contributory negligence   /kəntrˈɪbjətˌɔri nˈɛglədʒəns/   Listen
Contributory negligence

(law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence.

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"Contributory negligence" Quotes from Famous Books

... are left in the same position that they were in immediately after the accident—except that they are so much the worse as being liable for an amount of costs which need not be calculated. The case was tried by competent judges and special juries; and yet, by the subtleties of the doctrine of contributory negligence, questions of such extreme nicety are raised that a third jury are required to give an opinion upon the same state of facts upon which two juries have already decided in favour of the plaintiff and ...
— The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit • Richard Harris

Words linked to "Contributory negligence" :   negligence, jurisprudence, nonperformance, law, carelessness, neglect

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