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contributory negligence

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  • n. The rule of law under which an act or omission of plaintiff is a contributing cause of injury and a possible bar to a complete recovery.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. negligence by an injured party, which combines with the negligence of the injurer in producing the injury, and which bars recovery when it is the proximate cause of the injury.
  • n. See under Contributory.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence

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