Partial Loss – partial disability in health, mind, or person, such as the loss of use of ability to use an arm or leg; or – in insurance – damage not amounting to a total loss

partial loss:

1. A loss of part of the insured property; damage not amounting to a total loss. [1]

1. A loss of the use of a member of the body for some purposes.  Partial disability in health, mind, or person.  22 Am J2d Damg § 117.

The destruction of a part of insured property.  The loss at sea of a part of the cargo.
     See general average; particular average. [2]

1. The destruction of only a portion of insured property. 

2. The loss at sea of a part of a  ship’s cargo.
     See general average contribution; particular average.

3. Loss of the use of part of a bodily member; loss, in part of the use of a portion of the body.
     See loss of member. [3]


Disclaimer: All material throughout this website is pertinent to people everywhere, and is being utilized in accordance with Fair Use.

[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black, Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-61300-4

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931

[3]:  Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.


Back to Types of Losses

Civil Law Self-Help

Criminal Law Self-Help

Civil and Criminal Law;
what’s the difference?

Home Page

Like this website?

Please Support Our Fundraiser

or donate via PayPal:

Disclaimer: Wild Willpower does not condone the actions of Maximilian Robespierre, however the above quote is excellent!

This website is being broadcast for First Amendment purposes courtesy of

Question(s)?  Suggestion(s)?
We look forward to hearing from you!