Definition of contributory negligence in English:

contributory negligence

Line breaks: con|tribu|tory neg|li¦gence

noun

[mass noun] Law
  • Failure of an injured party to act prudently, considered to be a contributory factor in the injury which they have suffered.
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    • That, of course, does not mean that the appellant was guilty of contributory negligence.
    • Whether a plaintiff is guilty of contributory negligence is a question of fact.
    • Negligence, or contributory negligence, will suffice either to defeat the claim or to reduce the award of damages.

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