Definition of Due care
1. Noun. The care that a reasonable man would exercise under the circumstances; the standard for determining legal duty.
Generic synonyms: Care, Charge, Guardianship, Tutelage
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Due Care
due care (current term)
due process of law
Literary usage of Due care
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"... omitting all reference to the exercise of due care, was properly declined when considered in connection with plaintiff's right to assume that defendant ..."
2. The Law of Railways: Embracing the Law of Corporations, Eminent Domain by Isaac Fletcher Redfield (1888)
"Injury to passenger raises a presumption of want of due care on the part of company. 2. That presumption may be rebutted. 3. Person riding on a pass, ..."
3. Forms of Pleading in Actions for Legal Or Equitable Relief: Prepared with by Austin Abbott, Carlos Coolidge Alden (1898)
"That the defendant, not regarding his promise and undertaking, did not take due care of or safely keep the said goods for the plaintiff, nor did he, ..."
4. Judicial and Statutory Definitions of Words and Phrases by West Publishing Company (1914)
"The standard for determining whether plaintiff has exercised due care is the conduct of an ordinarily prudent person under similar circumstances; and, ..."
5. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1887)
"... and that the injury to the boats occurred solely by reason of want of due care and skill of the pilote in the management of the boats. ..."
6. The Law of Torts: A Treatise on the Principles of Obligations Arising from by Frederick Pollock (1895)
"... due care varies as apparent risk: application of this to accidents through personal infirmity. some such purposely vague terms as were used in Scott v. ..."
7. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench by Great Britain Court of King's Bench, John Leycester Adolphus (1840)
"... and thereupon it then became and was the duty of the de- J^ fendants to take due care of the said package and its that behalf, and contents whilst they ..."