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English definition of “duty of care”

duty of care

noun [S]    
LAW a responsibility to take care over what happens to someone or something: owe/have a duty of care to sb To be able to sue for negligence, there must be a duty of care owed to the injured party.have a duty of care to do sth Restaurants have a duty of care under environmental laws to dispose of waste at official sites.
(Definition of duty of care noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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