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reasonable person


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  • n. A fictional person used as a comparative legal standard to represent an average member of society and how he or she would behave or think, especially in determining negligence; sometimes formulated as "a person of ordinary prudence exercising due care in like circumstances."
  • n. Used other than as an idiom: see reasonable,‎ person.


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