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duty of care Line breaks: duty of care

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Definition of duty of care in English:

noun

chiefly British
A moral or legal obligation to ensure the safety or well-being of others: employers have a duty of care to their employees road authorities owe a duty of care to keep roads as safe as possible
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  • Directors must know what they are doing or they cannot satisfy their duty of care.
  • The landowner has a duty of care to the community dependent upon him.
  • You owe a duty of care to the ex-employee in providing a reference to a prospective employer.

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