due and reasonable care


due and reasonable care
Care which reasonably prudent man would exercise under same or similar circumstances.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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  • due and reasonable care — Care which reasonably prudent man would exercise under same or similar circumstances. See due care …   Black's law dictionary

  • reasonable care — n: due care Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. reasonable care …   Law dictionary

  • due — adj [Old French deu, past participle of devoir to owe, from Latin debere] 1 a: satisfying or capable of satisfying an obligation, duty, or requirement under the law the buyer s due performance under the contract due proof of loss b: proper under… …   Law dictionary

  • due — Just; proper; regular; lawful; sufficient; reasonable, as in the phrases due care, due process of law, due notice. Owing; payable; justly owed. That which one contracts to pay or perform to another; that which law or justice requires to be paid… …   Black's law dictionary

  • due — Just; proper; regular; lawful; sufficient; reasonable, as in the phrases due care, due process of law, due notice. Owing; payable; justly owed. That which one contracts to pay or perform to another; that which law or justice requires to be paid… …   Black's law dictionary

  • care — n 1: watchful or protective attention, caution, concern, prudence, or regard usu. towards an action or situation; esp: due care a person has a duty to use care in dealing with others, and failure to do so is negligence R. I. Mehr see also due… …   Law dictionary

  • due care — n: the care that an ordinarily reasonable and prudent person would use under the same or similar circumstances – called also ordinary care, reasonable care; see also due diligence compare fault, negligence Merriam Webster’s Dic …   Law dictionary

  • due — adj Due, rightful, condign are comparable when they mean being in accordance with what is just and appro priate. Due, which basically means owed or owing as a debt, carries over in the sense here considered a strong implication that the thing so… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • due care — Care according to the circumstances of the case. 38 Am J1st Negl § 29. That degree of care which a man of ordinary prudence would exercise in similar circumstances. Gahagan v Boston & Maine Railroad, 70 NH 441, 50 A 146. As the term appears in an …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • reasonable — Fair, proper, just, moderate, suitable under the circumstances. Fit and appropriate to the end in view. Having the faculty of reason; rational; governed by reason; under the influence of reason; agreeable to reason. Thinking, speaking, or acting… …   Black's law dictionary


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