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contributory negligencenoun [U]

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a ​judgment in ​court that a ​person who has been ​hurt in an ​accident was ​partlyresponsible for ​their own ​injuries because they ​failed to ​act in a way that could have ​prevented the ​accident or the ​injuries
(Definition of contributory negligence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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contributory negligencenoun [U]

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a ​situation in which someone has ​part of the ​responsibility for their own ​injuries or ​loss because they were careless and did not prevent an accident or problem from ​happening: His ​damages were ​reduced for contributory ​negligence in ​failing to ​wear a ​seat belt.
(Definition of contributory negligence from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “contributory negligence”
in Chinese (Simplified) 与有过失,共同过失…
in Chinese (Traditional) 與有過失,共同過失…
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