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strict liability Syllabification: strict li·a·bil·i·ty
Pronunciation: /strikt ˌlīəˈbilədē/

Definition of strict liability in English:


Liability that does not depend on actual negligence or intent to harm.
Example sentences
  • Under these laws, one may sue for nuisance, trespass, negligence, strict liability or product liability.
  • Thirdly, the argument is in favour of negligence liability, not strict liability.
  • Apart from the above examples of possible strict liability at common law, strict liability invariably arises in respect of offences created by statute.
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