Free Translator Free Translator
Translators Dictionaries Courses Other
Home
English Dictionary      examples: 'day', 'get rid of', 'New York Bay'




Contributory negligence   /kəntrˈɪbjətˌɔri nˈɛglədʒəns/   Listen
Contributory negligence

noun
1.
(law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence.






WordNet 3.0 © 2010 Princeton University








Advanced search
     Find words:
Starting with
Ending with
Containing
Matching a pattern  

Synonyms
Antonyms
Quotes
Words linked to  

only single words



Share |





"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



Copyright © 2021 Free-Translator.com