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English noun: contributory negligence

1. contributory negligence (act) (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence

SamplesIn common law any degree of contributory negligence would bar the plaintiff from collecting damages.

Broader (hypernym)carelessness, neglect, negligence, nonperformance

Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

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