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:
18c)

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]

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[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.

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