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

Definition of contributory negligence in English:


[mass noun] Law
Failure of an injured party to act prudently, considered to be a contributory factor in the injury which they have suffered.
Example sentences
  • 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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