contributory negligence

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contributory negligence

n
(Law) law failure by an injured person to have taken proper precautions to prevent an accident
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Noun1.contributory negligence - (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence; "in common law any degree of contributory negligence would bar the plaintiff from collecting damages"
negligence, nonperformance, carelessness, neglect - failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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contributory negligence

n (Jur) → Mitverschulden nt

contributory negligence

n (Law) → concorso di colpa
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The inquest presented very clear evidence of failures in Martin's care, and a contributory neglect verdict is not given lightly.