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Related to contributory negligence: comparative negligence
(Law) law failure by an injured person to have taken proper precautions to prevent an accident
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|Noun||1.||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
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