contributory negligence

Definitions

Commerce

  • noun negligence partly caused by the plaintiff and partly by the defendant, resulting in harm done to the plaintiff

Construction

  • A term used to describe legal responsibility for an error or fault by one or more parties who have allegedly contributed in whole or in part to a loss or damage suffered by another party as a result of a specific occurrence.

Law

  • noun the fact of being partly responsible for harm or damage caused to you because of your own negligent actions
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