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duty of carenoun [S]

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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 ​careowed to the ​injuredparty.have a duty of care to do sth Restaurants have a ​duty of ​care under ​environmentallaws to ​dispose of ​waste at ​officialsites.
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