Meaning of “duty of care” in the English Dictionary

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"duty of care" in Business English

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duty of carenoun [ S ]

uk us

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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)