Definition of Contributory negligence

1. Noun. (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence. "In common law any degree of contributory negligence would bar the plaintiff from collecting damages"

Generic synonyms: Carelessness, Neglect, Negligence, Nonperformance
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law



Definition of Contributory negligence

1. Noun. (legal) The rule of law under which an act or omission of plaintiff is a contributing cause of injury and a possible bar to a complete recovery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Contributory negligence

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1. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1911)
"In an action for the death of a servant, requested instructions submitting the issue of decedent's contributory negligence are properly modified by adding ..."

2. A Treatise on the Law of Railroads: Containing a Consideration of the by Byron Kosciusko Elliott, William Frederick Elliott (1922)
"contributory negligence of employes. contributory negligence of employes—Illustrative instances. contributory negligence — Violation of statutory duty. ..."

3. Hand-book of the Law of Torts by Edwin Ames Jaggard (1895)
"... not appear that there was contributory negligence on the plaintiff's part.61< But contributory negligence is no defense to a willful or wanton wrong. ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"If there has been 11 W А Ы. on the part of plaintiffs such carelessness 01 want of skill as the common law would esteem to be contributory negligence, ..."

5. Death by Wrongful Act: A Treatise on the Law Peculiar to Actions for by Francis Buchanan Tiffany (1893)
"contributory negligence of beneficiaries not a bar in Iowa, Virginia, and Ohio. The decisions in Iowa and Virginia are hardly to be reconciled with the ..."

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