negligent tort – committed by failure to observe the standard of care required by law under the circumstances

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negligent tort:
(1865)

1. A tort committed by failure to observe the standard of care required by law under the circumstances. [1]

Related Terms:

negligence – failure to exercise the standard of care that a reasonable person would have exercised.

reasonable person test – a hypothetical person used as a legal standard, especially to determine if someone acted with negligence.

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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

 

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